Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has said that Son Heung-min can sometimes be too selfish in front of goal and has criticized the South Korean for shooting when there are better options available.
Son is not shy of shooting from distance and has scored several screamers in his Tottenham career so far.
The South Korean has been impressive form in front of goal this season and followed up his brace against Red Star Belgrade with a goal against Sheffield United on Saturday.
Bent, who spent two seasons at White Hart Lane before being sold to Sunderland in 2009, was speaking about Danny Rose’s recent form. The England full-back is one of many Spurs stars who have come in for a lot of criticism for their displays this season.
However, Bent praised Rose’s showing against Red Star but claimed that he would have been left frustrated by Son for ignoring his forward runs.
Speaking to Football Insider, Bent said, “I thought he was brilliant, I thought he was tremendous (v Red Star).
“To be fair to him, he looked good but if I was Danny Rose, at times he must be so frustrated to play with Heung-min Son on your side because the amount of times he does a marauding overlap where he powers and all he needs is a little pass to the side, Son will shoot.
“I think that’s one area where he lets him down is sometimes he’s way too greedy.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While Son can be selfish in front of goal sometimes, that is a quality that all good goalscorers have and so I don’t see anything wrong with it. Given how difficult his strikes are to save when he catches them well, I certainly don’t have a problem with Son taking on long-range attempts.
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