Tottenham Hotspurs striker, Heung-Min Son, and Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Nuno Espirito Santo have won the Premier League Player and Manager of the Month awards respectively.
The South Korean striker became the winner after scoring four goals in October, which include an impressive double in the 6-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford and a late winner at Turf Moor against Burnley, as Tottenham climbed up the Premier League table.
This feat has left Spurs second on the log a point behind Leicester City.
Meanwhile, West Ham midfielder, Manuel Lanzini won the goal of the month prize for his 94th minute long-range strike against Tottenham. The mdfielder dramatically leveled the scores at 3-3 in injury time, completing an astonishing comeback from three goals down with under 10 minutes to play for David Moyes’ side.
Lanzini pipped Patrick Bamford, Bruno Fernandes and Ross Barkley were a to the award.
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Mourinho wants Son to be part of the furniture
In lauding the South Korean attacker, who has eight goals and two assists in all competitions so far this season, Mourinho described him as world class “season after season”.
Son joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and has built a formidable partnership with club captain Harry Kane. Mourinho credited his character as a reason why his performances occasionally go unnoticed.
Despite still having three years left on his current contract, Mourinho is confident the club can reach an agreement in time for a new deal to be done as he wants the player to become “part of the furniture”.
Santo beats Hasenhuttl, and Moyes to award
In the October manager of the month award contest, Santo, beat Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl, West Ham’s David Moyes and Aston Villa’s Dean Smith for October’s manager of the month prize.
Wolves won three out of their four matches last month, conceding one goal in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle at home.
Wolves’ fun has seen them move up to ninth following a relatively poor start.