There was a time earlier this season when Heung Min-Son seemed the unlikely solution to all of Tottenham’s problems.
In the immediate aftermath of Harry Kane’s injury, the South Korean went on a scoring spree, netting four times and winning September Player of the Month in the process.
Spurs’ struggles in front of goal since then have been well-documented. It’s now seven games in all competitions without finding the net from open play, new signing Vincent Janssen epitomising their difficulties up front.
None of the Lilywhites’ attack are exempt from criticism, but Son at least has an explanation for going off the boil – putting it down to his ankle injury.
Paddy Power still have him as 13/8 to score in Spurs’ next game at home to West Ham, but on current form, it doesn’t seem like a sensible punt.
“It’s true that I’ve struggled after winning the award because of an ankle injury,” Son told Reuters.
“But it’s not just me; the whole team is having a difficult time. With the national team, your strong mindset matters more than your form. I came here to win.”
There will be no letting up for the 24-year-old either, as he is still crucial to South Korea’s hopes of qualifying for the next World Cup.
Son is likely to face Uzbekistan with the national side on Tuesday.