Tottenham featured prominently at FIFA’s The Best awards on Thursday evening, with Son Heung-min winning the Puskas Award for his stunning goal against Burnley last season.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was named Best Men’s Player – with a little help from Hugo Lloris.

As captain of one of the world’s top 10 nations, France, Lloris was given a vote for the best player, and he chose Lewandowski as his overall winner, as many others did.

Interestingly, the Spurs skipper voted for Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara as his second choice.

Thiago spent most of 2020 at Bayern alongside Lewandowski before moving to Liverpool in the summer, though he has spent most of the campaign out injured and did not feature against Tottenham on Wednesday.

Lloris picked his France teammate Kylian Mbappe as his third choice.

Had Harry Kane and Son Heung-min not missed the beginning of the year with lengthy injury absences, who knows how many votes the Spurs pair would have picked up?

They have clearly been two of the world’s leading performers since the beginning of the current season – here’s hoping that continues.




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