Tottenham: the worrying shortage of bartender Heung-min Son

Tottenham: the worrying shortage of bartender Heung-min Son

What’s next after this announcement?

Son wants to find the light. Since the start of the 2022-23 season, the South Korean has looked like a shadow of his former self. Fine trigger, the striker, whose duo with Harry Kane worked wonderfully in recent years, does not evolve at his best level. Last year, he finished the season with a good record of 24 goals and 8 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions.

The fact that he was chosen the Golden Boot in the 2022 Premier League together with Mohamed Salah, who had nothing or almost nothing resisted him last year, also greatly influenced the game. Despite the statements of his father that pushed him to look elsewhere during the summer, Son remained faithful to the Spurs, with whom he extended until 2025 last year. Therefore, everything seemed aimed at him being in the best conditions to start this new season, where the Londoners have been reinforced.

0 goals in 8 games this season

But Heung-min Son is having a rough start to the season. Less efficient, he delivered just one assist. However, he has yet to open his goal counter in 644 minutes on the pitch. However, Antonio Conte continued to establish him as he was lined up from the start in the eight games he played this season. However, he only played two in full, he who is usually substituted 10-15 minutes from the end.

Patient with his star, Conte warned him, however, at a press conference on Monday that he could send him to the bench. “I think when you try to build something big…you have to change old habits”released the Italian, who specified that it would be crazy to do without such a player and that the other attacking elements of the team, namely Harry Kane, Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski, would be housed in the same boat.

Antonio Conte warned him

Despite this warning, Son didn’t find the net last night against Sporting CP (2-0 loss). His performance has once again concerned the English press, who find him unrecognizable. He had some good runs but ultimately struggled to create much in the zone of truth before being replaced by Kulusevski.He has launched soccer london who gave it a score of 5. The same score for the daily express who commented: “The South Korean is still not at his usual level of efficiency. He has been replaced.”

journalist for CMR sports and Premier League specialist Salim Baungally is also surprised. “It is very strange what is happening with Heung-min Son. After an absolutely insane past season, we were hoping or hoping he would confirm it. The preseason was very heavy for the Spurs, I insist on that. This is the first time that Conte had the players for the preparation. We have seen videos of Son and other players suffering during training while Conte demanded a lot of sacrifice. Ultimately, this led to colossal exhaustion and fatigue..

A trio that works less well

He pursues: “We can point the finger at Son, but at the whole team in general, even if he is well ranked in the league. At the end of their games, Tottenham is not exceptional. The encounters are relatively average. The Son-Kane link is currently not working at all. Kulusevski paid the price for Richarlison’s arrival and the new trio is not working that well except against OM. It is about digesting the summer preparation and the formation of a new trio, not to mention the matches every 3 days with different intensity since we are talking about the Champions League. Yours is paying the price right now.”.

Despite everything, Antonio Conte does not want to overwhelm his player. Yesterday, after the defeat, he sent a message to his entire team. “I told my players that the details led to the final result. We didn’t deserve to lose, but we didn’t deserve to win either. We have to analyze what happened to the players.”. Heung-min Son, who didn’t really shine, will have to recover from his stagnation at the beginning of the season. But last year, at the same stage, he only scored 2 goals in 5 appearances before going full throttle from then on. He will have the opportunity to start on the right foot on Saturday against Leicester or to try to stand out for the national team during the international break.

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