Spurs may struggle to keep hold of “amazing” Son claims former forward


Heung-min Son is in a terrific run of form at the moment having scored eleven goals in fifteen Premier League games since the start of December.

The South Korean has had a stop-start season after twice having to jet to represent his country in the Asian Games and the Asia Cup.

The forward’s form suffered early in the season as he seemed to be lacking sharpness. However, since November he has been one of the Premier League’s most impressive performers, with some people even calling for him to be in contention for the Player Of The Season award.

Son’s impressive form in front of goal has helped Spurs continue to pick up victories, especially with the absence of Harry Kane and Dele Alli who are both out with injuries.

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has heaped praise on Son but has said that the club could find it difficult to keep hold of him if he continues to perform at the same level.

Bent who spent two seasons at White Hart Lane from 2007 to 2009, told TalkSPORT: “Son is an amazing player. Everything about him, the way he plays the game, he’s such a threat and he can finish with his left and right feet.

“The only worry for Spurs in the next few years is losing some of these players. People are going to look at Son and think, ‘he’s a lot better than we thought’, and he offers so much more than just scoring goals with his work rate and creativity.

“Just the way he seems to be around the place – you can see the Spurs fans love him and his team-mates love him. You can’t often buy that sort of player.”

Bent also credited Pochettino and Spurs for continuing to get results despite their injury problems and said that the club’s decision to not add to their squad has been vindicated so far.

He added, “I was one of the guys who thought they might struggle. Missing Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son away playing for his country, I thought they were really going to struggle but they have somehow managed to keep the results coming along.

“It’s testament to Pochettino and shows how good a manager he is.

“Not spending any money in strengthening the team, they’re still not in the new stadium – people keep talking about the negatives around the club, but yet week-in week-out they keep churning out results.

“That’s testament to the squad and the manager because they must really believe in him. With the way they are playing at the moment, no one can question Pochettino’s decision and Daniel Levy’s decision not to sign any players.”

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  1. Oh, don’t you start as well, Bent! I’m sick and tired of boring lazy pundits, including ex players and managers, spouting forth with their brainwashed chants regarding Spurs employees going to bigger clubs and earning more money. ‘Kane would do well at Real Madrid’, ‘Toby would be a good addition to United’s defence’, ‘Poch would be a good ‘fit’ at United and/or Real Madrid’, ‘I’m backing Poch for United’, ‘Real Madrid/Barca should come in for Eriksen this summer’, ‘Kane needs to leave to win trophies’ and so on.
    Most of the touting out there is agenda driven, particularly with the United ex players wanting Poch, Toby, Eriksen, Kane et al, but really! This is not Mastermind with its main subject ‘the bleedin’ obvious’. Of course clubs out there want our players and manager!! But that also tells us something surely. Tottenham are a huge club again and growing fast (despite not having the mega riches of City and Chelsea, or the current profile of United or Liverpool) and that’s what they’re all frightened of. A resurgent Spurs! What Levy MUST do, however, is pay the world class players in our squad (and there are probably five) the going rate. We don’t need to follow the lead of our greed driven bloated rivals and BUY world class players for obscene amounts, and besides we don’t have that money yet (especially after the stadium expenses) but where we’ve developed players into the very best in football, we need to pay them to keep them. It’s the least we can do if we are to finally reach the level that this club should be at, in terms of regularly winning trophies.


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