Eriksen is having his worst season and Son his best – so why does the Dane have more goal involvements?

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Dom Le Roy

Christian Eriksen was Tottenham’s late hero last night as his 88th minute goal grabbed all three points for the Lilywhites, extending their Premier League lead in third place.

However, despite his heroics, many Spurs fans consider this to be Eriksen’s worst season in a Tottenham shirt, as he has struggled to find form over recent months.

Similarly, it has undoubtedly been Heung Min Son’s best ever season for the Lilywhites, as he has shone each and every time the club have needed him in Kane’s absence.

So, why does Eriksen have more goal involvements than Son in the Premier League this season?

Eriksen currently leads the way in terms of assists in the League, with 12, as well as bagging seven goals so far this campaign.

While Son has 12 goals in a Spurs shirt, he only has six assists, meaning his 18 goal involvements fall short of Eriksen’s 19.

Is Eriksen unfairly judged, does he drift in and out of games, or is he actually having a better season than he is given credit for?

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2 COMMENTS

  1. We are in danger of being carried away with statistical bullshit. Goals wins games not statistics. Winning games is the only statistic that matters to me and the vast majority of Spurs fans.

  2. Son played 587 Minutes less which is about 6,5 games. Additionally, Son played two international competitions (9 matches in total) with his national team in Asia as well as six friendlies in South Korea.
    Eriksen had five international matches in Europe.
    I don‘t think Eriksen deserves all the criticism he gets. Especially since he dropped deeper due to Tottenham‘s midfield injuries. He does a lot of work on the pitch. But Son has these numbers despite all the traveling and physical as well as mental stress (e.g. wining in order to get military exemption and save his career). Imagine Son‘s numbers without the disruptions.

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