Sherwood claims ‘moody’ Spurs star ‘isn’t having a good time’ at the moment

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Tim Sherwood has claimed that Son Heung-min looks off his game at the moment but insisted that he ‘loved’ the South Korean’s angry reaction to being taken off. 

Son is yet to find the back of the net this season and the 30-year-old has looked a shadow of his usual self in the four matches so far.

Antonio Conte introduced Richarlison in place of Son in the 74th minute of Tottenham’s clash away at Nottingham Forest yesterday, which was the third game in a row that the forward had been taken off in the second half.

Son looked disappointed to be coming off and was seen angrily gesticulating on the bench but Ricahrlison certainly brought more energy to the side and the Brazilian set up Harry Kane’s second goal in the 81st minute.

Sherwood believes that Conte made the right call taking Son off at the City Ground but said that he has no doubts over whether the forward will be back among the goals soon.

The former interim Tottenham head coach told Premier League Productions (28/08/22 from 18:30 onwards): “The quality you have in the forward areas, you have the luxury of taking off Son, who isn’t having a good time, at the moment. He wasn’t happy when he walked off the pitch.

“Richarlison comes on and makes the second goal for Kane. They have quality in reserves – you don’t want Son to be doing backflips coming off the pitch and being happy. It’s not about that.

“He is coming off because he’s not done so well. He hasn’t done well this season. But he is a brilliant player and has been brilliant for a number of seasons. He will get his form back.

“At the moment, they are winning without his contribution – I love his response. They have brought in Richarlison, everyone thought he might be the moody one. But Son is the moody one. He is a top-draw professional.”

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Son has struggled so far this season and the South Korean looks like he could do with a rest. I believe Richarlison deserves to start against West Ham on Wednesday.

However, the 30-year-old’s form is not a matter of major concern as he has patches of poor form in every season. We know that the forward will start banging in the goals regularly when he hits a purple patch.

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