Former Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has defended Heung-min Son following the Tottenham Hotspur player’s start to the new season.
The South Korean international has yet to find the back of the net in each of Tottenham’s opening six Premier League fixtures this season.
Son’s form has seen him become the subject of debate within the media with talkSPORT‘s Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist among those who have discussed the 30-year-old’s performance since the start of the campaign.
Antonio Conte kept faith in Son for yesterday’s match against Fulham in north London having decided instead to drop Dejan Kulusevski to give Richarlison his first start.
Son thought he had broken his deadlock for the season in the first half against the Cottagers only for VAR to chalk it off and also had an effort clatter the crossbar while the score was still 0-0.
Wright-Phillips insisted that any negative talk of Son’s efforts are unjustified and believes that he is doing everything right at present, despite not scoring.
The former winger told Matchday Live Extra on Optus Sport: “I honestly don’t think its justified; he does all the harder stuff really well.
“A lot of the time, the hardest thing to do well is get in those positions (and) he is getting in all the positions. It is just that final part that is letting him down.
“For me, it has been really unfair that he’s been getting the stick he’s been getting.”
Write off Son at your peril, he has not become a bad player overnight and will soon hit the goalscoring trail.
Wright-Phillips is correct to say that Son is getting in the right positions, he just needs to regain his confidence with a first goal and the rest will look after itself.
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