Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has suggested Son Heung-min sometimes lets himself down with his greediness on the ball.
Son has been Spurs’ standout player during a difficult week for the South Korean and the team as a whole. After providing the assist for Dele Alli’s opener against Everton, Son was involved in the incident that saw Andre Gomes break his ankle.
He recovered with two goals against Red Star in the Champions League before scoring again in the draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.
However, Bent has taken issue with one aspect of Son’s game that could do with some work. Praising Danny Rose’s performance in the 4-0 win over Red Star, Bent claimed Rose could be frustrated by Son’s preference to shoot rather than produce combinations down the left.
Rose put in his best attacking performance of the season against Belgrade, setting up Son’s second goal of the night. But Bent believes Son’s greediness did not help Rose.
“I thought he (Rose) was brilliant, I thought he was tremendous (against Red Star),” Bent told Football Insider.
“To be fair to him, he looked good but if I was Danny Rose, at times he must be so frustrated to play with Heung-min Son on your side because the amount of times he does a marauding overlap where he powers and all he needs is a little pass to the side, Son will shoot.
“I think that’s one area where he lets him down is sometimes he’s way too greedy.”
It’s true that Son is more of a forward than a winger these days, so it’s not a surprise that he often cuts inside and goes for goal. What’s more, Mauricio Pochettino is probably instructing him to get into central areas and support Harry Kane.
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