Heung-Min Son
Heung-Min Son made his Spurs bow on Saturday. Getty

Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son is confident he can improve on his first Premier League showing against Sunderland once he has settled in north London. Son, brought to the club from Bayer Leverkusen during the summer transfer window, was handed a starting role at the Stadium of Light on Saturday 12 September, taking up a position on the right hand side of a 4-2-3-1 formation alongside Dele Alli and Nacer Chadli.

While Spurs struggled to break down the opposition, the South Korea international showed encouraging signs with a solid performance in his first game in English football before he was replaced after an hour by Andros Townsend.

"It was amazing for me to make my debut – it is a dream for me to play in the Premier League," Son told Tottenham's official website. "I know I can play better, but this is only my first game. Now I want more. I just need a bit of time to settle in with the team."

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was also left pleased with Son's contribution. "I am very happy with Son, he played really well," the manager was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. "He is a good player for us. We are very pleased with our performance. It was a hard game for us, an open game, but I think we dominated it and we deserved to win the match."

While Son was brought in to help ease the goal scoring burden on Harry Kane, Tottenham again struggled in front of goal against Sunderland with Ryan Mason eventually finding a breakthrough in the final 10 minutes of the contest.

Kane, despite scoring in each of England's recent European Championship qualifying matches against San Marino and Switzerland, has failed in Tottenham's opening five games of the season.