Garth Crooks claims that Spurs star could save Mourinho’s overblown reputation

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Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Garth Crooks believes Son Heung-min’s form has saving Jose Mourinho’s side from even more misery and criticism.

While some of Spurs’ performances since the restart have been mixed (notably at Bournemouth and Sheffield United), there are certainly signs of progress, particularly from a defensive standpoint.

Despite the poor campaign which the club have experienced by their standards, Son has continued to be a major threat for the side in the final third of the pitch.

In fact, the forward is currently enjoying his most prolific season in a Spurs shirt, with his goal and assist against Arsenal last week making him the only player in the Premier League apart from Kevin De Bruyne to hit double figures in both goals and assists (Squawka Football).

Crooks has not been impressed by what he has seen from Mourinho’s men but insisted that Son’s form might save the club’s season.

In his column for BBC Sport, the former Tottenham striker wrote prior to the 3-0 win against Leicester: “Son is in great form at the moment.

“His goal (against Newcastle) was well taken but his overall play is currently outstanding. However, these Jekyll and Hyde performances from Spurs are becoming a little wearing.

“No-one knows what sort of performance you’re going to get from the north Londoners these days…

“It’s just as well Son is on top of his game at the moment. The South Korean might save Tottenham’s season and to some extent Mourinho’s overblown reputation.”

Spurs Web Opinion

As good as Son has been this season, I do not think his form has been all that great since the restart. It is only in the last few games that he and Kane slowly seem to be getting their sharpness back.

Given the improvements we have made defensively, we would be a much stronger force if we have Son and Kane back to their lethal best.

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