‘Magnificent’ – Shearer blown away by Spurs star who caused Man City ‘all sorts of problems’

BBC pundit Alan Shearer has spoken in admiration of the performance from Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son in the historic tie against Manchester City in the Champions League.

Spurs were seen as the underdogs after being drawn against Manchester City, following their triumph over German side Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 of the competition.

Only minutes into the second half of the quarterfinal first leg clash with Manchester City, star striker Harry Kane went down with a worrying ankle injury.

That was seen as a huge blow to the Spurs squad at the time, with City already deemed as the favourites to win the tie.

But in the absence of Kane, the man who really stepped up and took leadership was Heung-min Son.

The South Korean star scored a late goal to beat City in the first leg before netting a stunning double at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday night.

“The way he (Son) had to switch positions, he was causing them all sorts of problems when he was in that free role in the first-half,” said Shearer on BBC Radio 5 Live

“Then he moved on to the left-hand side and had to do a little bit more for the side, a little bit more for the team but then also still gave them an option going forward.

“And I just thought he was magnificent.”