Peter Crouch has claimed that Son Heung-min is trying too hard at the moment, insisting that the South Korean looks tense on the pitch.

Son had a lacklustre start to the campaign and saw himself left out of Spurs’ starting eleven against Leicester City ahead of the international break but the forward responded in perfect fashion, netting a 13-minute hat-trick after being introduced in the second half against the Foxes.

Spurs fans would have been hoping to see the hat-trick help the forward return to his best but that has not quite materialised, with the 30-year-old putting in under-par performances against Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man missed what was, by his standards, a gilt-edged chance in the first half of Tottenham’s 0-0 draw in Germany on Tuesday, with his curled effort going wide. 

Crouch believes that Son is trying to be too precise but the former Tottenham man suggested it is only a matter of time before we start seeing the best of the forward again.

The former England striker told BT Sport (04/10/22 from 22:00 onwards) about Son: “He is trying too hard, always going for the top corner. With his power, he does not need to be so precise. 

“You can see when someone is snatching, he looks tense. It is not quite happening. He is a world-class player, it will happen.”

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There is no doubt that Son does not look himself at the moment and perhaps Crouch is right in saying that he is simply trying too hard.

Having said that, I do believe the South Korean took the right option to try and curl the ball into the top corner against Frankfurt as we have seen him pull that off time and again from that position.

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