Cristian Stellini has been speaking to the press in advance of Tottenham Hotspur’s next game against Bournemouth at the weekend, and has been asked to comment on how best to utilise Heung-min Son’s talents.
Son was Tottenham’s top goalscorer last season and bagged a share of the Premier League Golden Boot award with 23 league goals (Transfermarkt).
This season has been less spectacular for the South Korea star however, with injury and poor form leaving a disappointing taste in the mouth for many Spurs fans when it comes to Son.
Son has 11 goals in all competitions this term (Transfermarkt), with his latest coming in the 2-1 win over Brighton last weekend.
The player himself spoke to the Evening Standard recently about his displays this season, and the pressure he felt after such a successful campaign last year.
He also commented on the positions he plays for Spurs and how that changes his game.
Now, Stellini has touched on the best way to use Son in his system and suggested the approach has to change from game to game.
He told Football.London: “It is not something that depends only from us because it depends also on the opponent and the way they want to play.
“We have to find spaces like Sonny did well in the last game but it is not only one thing we can control alone.
“We play against an opponent and we have to find the right solution to create chances for Sonny, for Harry, for the wing-backs, for Kulusevski, for Danjuma and all the players that play in that moment with different characteristics.
“So we have to take care of the characteristics of the player and hopefully we can exploit again like we did against Brighton with Sonny but also I think we can exploit spaces with other players.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Something has definitely gone wrong for Sonny this year and I don’t believe it’s entirely just down to his confidence.
I think there has been a shift in the way we play football and this has had a negative impact on Son’s role, but when he is at his best, he has proven he can still be incredibly valuable to Spurs.
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