Tottenham Hotspur maintained their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Watford on Sunday, thanks to a somewhat accidental first-half goal from Son Heung-min.
Son shot an evasive free kick into the penalty area from the left that deceived Watford keeper Daniel Bachmann and found the bottom right corner three minutes before half time.
It was the South Korean’s 72nd goal in his 200th Premier League appearance for the club, helping them maintain their 100 percent record under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo and lift them to the top of the table with a perfect nine points. after three games.
Tottenham are heading into the international break after all three have won 1-0, while Watford are twelfth on three points, and Spurs fans will be delighted with how well their team has performed despite the turbulence surrounding striker Harry Kane.
England international Kane dominated the headlines in recent weeks with a lengthy but failed transfer bid from Manchester City, and Tottenham fans chanted in support of him as he made his first season start for the club.
Kane could have been in between the goals, but lost a big chance when he failed to connect on a cross from Lucas Moura, and moments later he got a well-struck volley saved by Daniel Bachmann.
Despite all the talk of the Spurs attack, it was their stingy defense that was key to their good start to the season and they limited the newly promoted Watford to two attempts on goal in the 90 minutes.
Espirito Santo was delighted with his side but said Son still had room for improvement despite the winning goals against Manchester City and Watford.
“Sonny is fantastic, but I think he still has a long way to go. He will improve his numbers together with the team. He is a fantastic team player, the way he works. I’m happy for him, but the challenge is to proceed to.” ‘, the 47-year-old coach tells broadcaster BEIN Sports.
“The players have worked hard for that win. It will take time to achieve consistency. It was a difficult game, but really good movement in the second half. There were opportunities that we need to be more clinical with,” he added up. .
After the international break, Tottenham await three tough London derbies against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and North London rivals Arsenal, but for now they will bask in their top-table position.
“I think they (our fans) should go home proudly after the boys have worked hard for them,” said Espirito Santo.