Journalist Paul Brown has said that Son Heung-min is undoubtedly Ange Postecoglou’s best option for the number nine role.
The Tottenham captain took his brace with aplomb Sunday, meeting James Maddison’s low cross with an excellent first-time finish in the first half before keeping his calmness to slot the ball past David Raya in the second half after being played through on goal by the attacking midfielder again.
Son has certainly done enough to make the number nine role his own but when asked after the game what his best position was, the forward insisted that he is willing to play wherever Posteoclgou wants him to (NBC Sports).
Is number nine now Son’s best position at Spurs?
Brown has suggested that the 31-year-old showed shades of Harry Kane with the way he dropped deep to link up play and with the manner of his finishes.
The journalist told GiveMeSport: “Heung-min Son is Tottenham’s best option at centre-forward. Some of his movement was a bit reminiscent of Harry Kane in a strange way in the derby.
“There are a couple of times when he dropped into midfield to collect from deep and was playing in runners behind them, that was very Harry Kane.
“His pace, obviously also a big asset. He looks a threat in front of goal every time he plays, and he’s become a real leader there since taking on the captain’s armband, so you would expect him to continue.
“There may be some games I think where the manager feels maybe his pace and movement can be better used in a wider area if he wants to target an opposition full back, then you might see Richarlison come back into the team, but I do think that, at the moment, Son does look like Tottenham’s first choice number nine.”
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When playing against teams such as Arsenal and Burnley, who are not shy of committing bodies forward, Son is undoubtedly the best option up front as he can be devastating when he has space to make runs in behind.
However, when teams sit back with men behind the ball like Sheffield United did, we might be better off with someone like Richarlison, who can occupy the centre-backs and get on the end of crosses.
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