Hugo Lloris has claimed it is only a matter of time before Son Heung-min finds the back of the net and backed the South Korean to get his confidence back once he opens his account in front of goal.
Son, who finished top of the goalscoring charts in the Premier League last season, is yet to open his tally for the campaign.
The South Korean’s performances so far have left a lot to be desired and he has often been the one to make way for Richarlison in the second half of matches.
When concerns around Son’s form were put to Antonio Conte last week, the Italian dismissed it, insisting that he has been happy with the forward’s displays (Football.London).
Lloris has now come to the defence of his teammate, insisting that the work he does off the ball often goes unnoticed. The Tottenham captain confidently asserted that Son will open his account sooner rather than later.
When asked about the 30-year-old, the goalkeeper told Football.London: “He’s still looking for his first goal, he’s an offensive player. They need confidence and the confidence they get only by scoring goals.
“We cannot forget the work he has done. He’s completely involved. Without the ball, he’s making a lot of runs to help the defence and offensively it’s going to come for sure because he’s a top player with a top mentality. Also, it’s a busy period and we need to make sure everybody is ready to help the team.”
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Son, like Jermain Defoe in the past, has always been quite streaky and has phases like this in every season where he struggles. However, we know that the South Korean will reliably go on a run of ten or so matches where he scores in almost every game.
One of the reasons there seems to be more attention on Son’s form now than in the past is because we have never had a player of Richarlison’s quality waiting in the wings. The Brazilian deserves to start against Fulham and perhaps bringing Son on in the second half against tired legs might work in his favour.
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