Son Heung-min reveals why he is scoring more than in previous seasons

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Son Heung-min has revealed that the change in Tottenham’s system is the main reason why he is finding the back of the net more often this season.

The South Korean has already managed 17 goals in all competitions so far and is on course to have the most productive season of his career in front of goal.

An article by The Athletic back in November analysed how the 28-year-old is playing a slightly different role for the North Londoners than he has in previous seasons.

It revealed that the former Bayer Leverkusen man is spending less time wide on the left and is getting into goal-scoring positions more often.

When asked why he is finding the back of the net more often, Son said (via Dan Kilpatrick): “H (Harry Kane) and Tanguy dropping deep so I have more space to run into.

“I think that’s why I score more goals than in previous seasons.”

The improved link-up between Son and Kane has been one of the defining characteristics of Tottenham’s season so far and the pacy forward suggested that the pair have been working on their understanding on the pitch.

According to Kilpatrick, Son described his partnership with the England captain as “very special” and admitted that they are working hard to make it even better.

Spurs Web Opinion

Jose has come under a fair bit of criticism for his negative approach, particularly on the back of the team’s poor run of form over recent weeks. However, the Spurs boss does not get enough credit for tweaking Kane’s and Son’s positions and bringing the best out of two of our most potent attackers.

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