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Tottenham Hotspur: Lawrence Ostlere baffled as Son Heung-min takes free kick with weak foot

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Journalist Lawrence Ostlere has expressed his confusion over an unusual moment in Tottenham Hotspur’s most recent game, where Son Heung-min took a free kick with his weaker foot. 

Over the weekend, Spurs claimed a point following a thrilling Premier League encounter with London rivals Chelsea that ended up in a 2-2 draw.

Having trailed on two occasions, Antonio Conte’s men managed to fight back to steal a result in the dying stages of the game thanks to a stoppage-time header from Harry Kane.

Much of the focus has been been on the controversial moments of the game – namely a fight between Conte and Thomas Tuchel – but it seems as though one moment early on stood out for Ostlere.

Indeed, the Independent journalist noted that Son unusually took a free kick with his left foot, though it didn’t go particularly well. Indeed, he took to Twitter to say: “Does Son normally take free-kicks with his left foot? That was odd (and bad).”

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Interestingly enough, journalist Dan Kilpatrick also noted the moment, calling it ‘odd’ himself, and suggested that it could perhaps have been influenced by new specialist set-piece coach Gianni Vio.

However, as the Tottenham free kick came to nothing, being labelled simply as ‘bad’ by Ostlere, it’s clear to see that Son needs to do a little more work before he can accomplish set pieces with his weaker foot.

Still, according to a report in The Athletic back in early May, the Spurs ace was statistically the most two-footed goalscorer in Premier League history, having scored 44% (37/85) with his left. And so, perhaps we will see this set-piece party trick in action again in the future.

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