Report claims one Spurs star was booed by some during Marseille game

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It has emerged that Tottenham Hotspur attacker Heung-min Son was actually booed by some of his own fans during the Champions League tie against Marseille on Wednesday night (The Athletic).

The South Korean reportedly star received criticism for missing a chance in the second half of the European encounter.

Despite Tottenham making a strong start to the season in the league and in Europe, Son himself has struggled for form so far and is yet to score a goal this campaign. He does, however, have an assist to his name (Transfermarkt).

It’s a far cry from the kind of performances we saw last season from the star forward, when he won the prestigious Premier League golden boot.

Son was integral to Spurs’ successful pursuit of a top four spot, contributing 23 goals and nine assists in the league (Transfermarkt).

For whatever reason, it’s just not happening for Son this year. His sub-par performances have been highlighted further due to the successes of Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski, and Richarlison, who have now all hit the back of the net this term.

Wednesday’s victory over Marseille was all about Richarlison, who scored his first two goals for the club. Son himself played a part in earning the win though. He was brought down when through on goal, leading to the red card for the French side which changed the game.

Despite this, his performance was still lacking and it was another frustrating night for the Korean. According to The Athletic, Son’s display was enough to see him booed by the home fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

In the second half, Son had the ball on the edge of the box and hit a scuffed shot wide of the post. This allegedly led a disgruntled section of the crowd to boo Son’s effort.

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We have to understand that players will always go through difficult spells, and this is only made more apparent in Son’s case because we are comparing his current form to his exceptional output last season.

Son is clearly someone who plays better when he feels confident, and there’s no need for the fans to get on his back. He is making the right runs, creating space, and chances are coming his way. That first goal will come, and when it does he will be firing on all cylinders.

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