Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho believes Son Heung-min has proven his credentials as a world class player over the last few seasons at the north London club and the South Korean forward will be rewarded with a new contract “sooner or later”.

Son came on as a substitute to score for the ninth time in all competitions this season as Spurs claimed a convincing 3-0 win over LASK Linz in the Europa League on Thursday.

When asked what Son needs to do to become a world class player, Mourinho told reporters: “It is up to you – he cannot do more than what he does.

“Season after season Sonny is showing how good he is. Of course, the better the team is the easier it is for the players to emerge,” he added.

Son is under contract at Spurs until June 2023 but Mourinho said the 28-year-old is ready to commit the remainder of his peak years to the club.

“Everybody in the club is…

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