Tottenham’s Son Heung- min in the challenge (goal failure continues)

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Heung- Min Son’s goal failure continues. The last time the forward hit the back of the net was for South Korea back in June. You have to journey all the way back tomid-May for Son’s last entry in a Spurs shirt. Eight appearances but, zero goals this season.

By his veritably high norms, something is off. It isn’t just a lack of goal involvements that will be concerning for Antonio Conte- his industry and endeavour also appear to have taken a knock.

He cut a forlorn figure when coming off the pitch in the 72nd minute of the 2- 0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon to make way for Dejan Kulusevski. The wonderfully-cheery Son smile, for which he’s celebrated, has faded. Sombre Son is the new guise.

Conte spoke in the game’s preamble about the importance of utilising his team in Champions League competition but only made one change- while Sporting’s prolusions dramatically changed the course of the match.

Paulinho came on in the 76th minute and scored in the 90th, while Arthur Gomes entered the fray just before another time and scored 54 seconds latterly. Game- changing moves.

Spurs’ best openings, contrastingly, fell to full- back Emerson Royal which spoke volumes about their missing frontline. Harry Kane and Richarlison participated a chance apiece. None for Son. You would be forgiven for forgetting he was indeed named on the teamsheet, similar was his elusiveness.

Son’s fall from grace has been quite remarkable considering he was the joint-Golden Boot winner last season. Low on confidence, clearly lacking in conviction, the 30- time-old maybe needs to sit the coming one out. His faculty will really return but Conte’s faith is only serving to harm Spurs’ fluidity up top in the short term.

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