Nuno claims Spurs star will play in two different positions this season

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Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed to the press that Heung-min Son will play both down the middle as a striker and out wide as a winger this season.

Last season, the South Korean played mainly out wide on the left, drifting inside to the shoulder of the defenders when Harry Kane was on the ball in midfield.

However, Son has covered for the injured Kane in the past, playing down the middle as a main striker. This has also been seen in pre-season as Tottenham have been without their target man.

Even with Kane in the equation, Tottenham only have one senior striker in the squad for this season after the on-loan Carlos Vinicius returned to Benfica.

Journalist Charlie Eccleshare reported that Nuno told people to expect to see more of Son down the middle in his press conference today, while adding the attacker is versatile enough to play out wide too.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I’m not sure that Son has the required skillset to play up front as a loan striker without Spurs changing their system completely. His hold up play isn’t as good as a normal number nine and it also feels like a waste of on-the-ball talent to have him isolated up there.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I wish I could argue with that comment up there, but I think you’re right. Sonny is great where he plays, but I don’t fancy him playing through the middle as a lone striker either. Don’t get me wrong, he COULD do it, but will he be as prolific as HK there? Hmm no, but I’d love to be proven wrong.

  2. I remember the days when Kane was Injured,Son led the line very well altho I’m sure it won’t be his best position playing through the middle.I assume playing Son through the middle will help give minutes to youngster GILL as he is good playing out wide from the left flank. I would fancy a 4-4-2 with
    Regulion, Dier,Romero,Tanganga
    Gill,Gio,Hojberg,Steve
    Son and Kane
    with Kane dropping inside to allow Son to lead the line

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