Former Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has claimed that Antonio Conte’s side should look at the fact that they are picking up results despite Son Heung-min’s poor form, as a positive.
Tottenham have picked up 14 points from a possible 18 on offer from the Premier League so far, although their performances have not always been convincing.
However, the North London club fell to their first defeat of the season on Tuesday in their Champions League clash against Sporting Lisbon.
Son’s form has been a major source of concern for Spurs fans, with the forward-looking a shadow of the player who jointly won the Premier League Golden Boot last season.
The South Korean has managed just one goal contribution in eight appearances across all competitions so far this campaign (Transfermarkt) but Conte has continued showing faith in the 30-year-old, having started him in every single game.
Friedel insisted that Son will turn around his form sooner rather than later, given the quality he possesses.
The 51-year-old told the Football Show on Sky Sports about the Tottenham star’s form: “You can look at that as a positive as well. At some stage of the season, and hopefully, very soon, he’s going to start scoring and getting assists because he’s a very good player.
“Sometimes players go through these dips in forms and he’s just going to have to work through it. There is no secret remedy for it. You just have to work hard on the training ground and continue to do what you are doing, then get your confidence back.
“It could be a deflection and the goal just goes in, and that’s what brings his confidence. But they have a really good player, who they know is going to get on the scoresheet.
“So, I think you look at it as a positive. Don’t look at it as a negative. You have a goalscorer in your squad and everyone has confidence in him.”
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There is no doubt that the floodgates will open for Son as soon as he gets his first goal of the season as the forward has always tended to score his goals in patches.
I believe leaving the 30-year-old out of the starting eleven and bringing him on for the final half an hour against tired legs, could benefit him.
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