Opinion: Heung Min Son may be scoring goals but he is a shadow of his usual self

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung Min Son has been amongst the goals, to say the least, since he returned from his red card suspension.

The South Korean has six goals in his last five games for the Lilywhites, a number of them being crucial strikes for the club (TransferMarkt).

He netted a late winner against Norwich in the Premier League, followed by a goal in the 1-1 FA Cup draw with Southampton. Sonny then scored the second against Man City and another in the Southampton replay.

Most recently, Heung Min Son scored a brace, including a 93rd-minute winner, against Aston Villa to see his side win 3-2 at the weekend.

However, despite this miraculous scoring run, I would argue that Son has consistently been one of the worst players on the pitch of late.

He has scored a lot, but he has wasted countless other chances in front of goal. He has been selfish in possession, his touch has been poor, and he has given the ball away far more often than usual.

Despite a winter break and rest during his suspension, he also seems to be lacking his usual energy around the pitch.

Having said all this, if an out of form Sonny is scoring six in five, then I simply cannot wait for him to start hitting his stride again!

In this formation and under Mourinho, I think he thrives when playing off a centre-forward like Kane, something Spurs do not have at the moment.

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