Tim Sherwood has leapt to the defence of Son Heung-min, insisting that the South Korean will be back to his best as soon as he scores his first goal of the season.
On the back of the brilliant campaign Son had in front of goal in 2021/22, he has endured a difficult start to the new campaign, having not found the back of the net in the first six matches.
Despite the 30-year-old’s struggles in front of goal, Antonio Conte has kept faith in the former Bayer Leverkusen man, with Dejan Kulusevski being the one to make way for Richarlison when he made his first start for the Lilywhites on Saturday against Fulham.
Son drew a blank yet again against the Cottagers and Conte joked in the post-match press conference that the forward was also having bad luck in training as Fraser Forster was making some great saves against him (Football.London).
The Spurs head coach reiterated his support for the former Bayer Leverkusen man and backed him to score ‘many goals’ this season.
Speaking after Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Fulham, Sherwood suggested that it is only a matter of time before Son is back to his best.
When asked about the Spurs star, the pundit told Optus Sport: “You can’t keep a player like him down for too long, he is genuinely world-class. In my opinion, he plays for any club in the world. Any club.
“He is so flexible, he can play in different positions, he works tirelessly for the team. Once he scores one, he will keep going.”
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Even though Son did not get a goal against Fulham, I thought he put in his best performance of the season so far.
The concern about Son in the first 5 games of the season was not that he had not scored a goal as we know that the South Korean will reliable get at least 15 goals over the course of the season.
The concern was that he looked off-pace and lacking in confidence. That was certainly not the case on Saturday as the 30-year-old looked more like his usual self.
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