‘He did nothing’ – Leeds United forward admits Spurs man let him down

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Patrick Bamford has admitted that Son Heung-min let him down by not performing when he chose the South Korean as the captain of his Fantasy Premier League side.

Son has arguably been playing the best football of his career so far this season, having taken his goal-scoring prowess to a new level.

The 28-year-old has managed to score 12 goals so far in the Premier League season, which is the joint second highest in the league with Harry Kane and Bruno Fernandes and only behind Mohamed Salah.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man is playing a slightly different role this season to the one he has played since arriving at Spurs as he is spending much less time out-wide and making more runs into dangerous areas.

In fact, the stats proved that the Tottenham forward has a better chance conversation rate than any other player in European football.

Naturally, Son has been a popular choice among fantasy football players but Bamford admitted that the forward let him down when he made him captain.

The Leeds striker told talkSPORT Breakfast: “I have been having a couple of sticky weeks.

“I had myself captain for the Newcastle game where I basically assisted their goal.

“Then I thought, I have to take myself off this week and I put Son as captain. And he did nothing!

“I triple captained Salah, a couple of weeks ago in a double-game week, and he did nothing, and then he scored a couple [against West Ham], so I had an absolute mare.”

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It is a little worrying that Son’s goals seem to have dried up a little over the last month or so. However, the South Korean is still getting into goal-scoring positions and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet against Sheffield United and Liverpool, as he hit the post during the 3-1 win over the Blades and had a goal ruled out for offside against the Reds. Not having someone like Kane to pick out his runs will certainly limit the number of opportunities Son gets over the next couple of weeks.

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