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.
Nuno says we should expect to see more of Son through the middle this summer. Versatile enough to play through the middle as well as out wide.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) August 13, 2021
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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