Journalist Flo Lloyd-Hughes has claimed that ‘any vague success’ Tottenham Hotspur are to have this season ‘relies’ on Son Heung-min.
The deciding moment came only minutes after Villa had equalised through Ollie Watkins when Son dribbled past his man with great speed before sliding the ball across the face of goal, which resulted in Matt Targett putting the ball into his own net.
That display of quality was enough to see Spurs claim all three points on the day, but it was also a reminder of just how important the South Korean is to his team.
Do Spurs rely on Son Heung-min too much?
While speaking as a guest on the 1874 podcast, Lloyd-Hughes praised the player, but pointed out the issue of Tottenham’s dependency on him.
She said: “Unbelievable player, and any vague success that Spurs are going to have this season relies on him staying fit and him performing well.
“And he’s extremely consistent, so if he’s fit, he’s going to help them. He’s going to do his best, but obviously, it is a bit worrying, I think, if you’re a Spurs fan, if you’re relying on him to basically drag you from your slump.”
TIF Thoughts on Son Heung-min and Spurs…
There is no doubting the winger’s ability to make things happen for the club. In the past five seasons, he has reached double-figures when it comes to league goals scored, while this term, he already has three goals in just six outings.
However, if you took Son out of the team, beyond Harry Kane, it’s hard to know where the goals would come from. Last season, only Gareth Bale (who is no longer at the club) also managed to also get into double-figures in the Premier League – with Lucas Moura and Tanguy Ndombele (three) the next closest.
Taking all this into account, and the fact that Kane is yet to hit his stride this season, it’s hard to disagree with the point Lloyd-Hughes raises.