Son Heung-min playing down the middle for Tottenham Hotspur is something Ian Wright likes the sound of.
The all-action forward has scored against Arsenal and Liverpool in back-to-back games by racing across the penalty box like a red arrow and tapping in nearly identical goals.
Son Heung-min was deployed on the left when Harry Kane was playing for Tottenham, so he had that central position covered.
Wright told Premier League Productions (02/10/23 at 2:20 pm) that the South Korean star can’score lots of goals’ as a centre forward instead of the flanks although admitting that his ‘dribbling’ and ‘pace’ prevent him from playing there.
And given that Ange Postecoglou wants his forward players to press hard and dart around like air is being released from a balloon, Son Heung-min is the perfect fit for this, with Wright supporting him to go off.
Son as a centre-forward
Wright opined, “I think Son playing down the middle is brilliant for them because Richarlison can easily do that (play on the left),”
“So, regarding being within the box. We are aware that his dribbling and pace are missed. But I believe he will score a lot of goals this season for a low-touch striker who finishes so clinically.
20+ goals for Son?
Because the 31-year-old has done it before, why not? One may contend that the £22 million star (FourFourTwo) now has a better chance than ever.
There are more goals available now that Kane is gone.
Additionally, no matter what Spurs do, it seems as though they won’t stop scoring goals under their attack-focused Tottenham style.
Tottenham playing with fire as £26m transfer proposal may wreck Ange Postecoglou’s plans
Without backup plans, Tottenham runs the risk of being shorthanded in the January transfer window.
If Tottenham allows Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to leave, they run the risk of leaving Ange Postecoglou short in January. Juventus has shown a great interest in the midfielder. Under Postecoglou, Spurs have had a barnstorming start to the season, with fans encouraged by the course the team is taking.
They moved up to second place in the standings and are now only one point behind Manchester City after stealing all three points from Liverpool in a thrilling game at the weekend. Even though there is still a long way to go and just seven games have been played, there are already indications that Tottenham will be a serious contender to return to the Champions League.
After completely missing out on playing in Europe this season, it would have been Tottenham’s major goal at the start of the season. The ultimate goal is to play in the Champions League, and the Premier League top four starts to take shape in January.
By January, Tottenham will still want to be a contender, especially though they will lose two of their great midfielders to the Africa Cup of Nations. This season, Postecoglou has favored the African combo of Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr to play alongside James Maddison because to their early-season success.
Both players will miss the crucial encounter against Manchester United because the Africa Cup of Nations is taking place from January 13 to February 11. Additionally, Postecoglou may need to use his squad in games against Brentford, Everton, and Brighton if they are unable to play.
As a starter, Hojbjerg is anticipated to replace Bissouma and Sarr along with either Rodrigo Bentancur or Oliver Skipp. However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Tottenham is allegedly considering selling Hojbjerg if a £26 million offer is made.
With Paul Pogba being temporarily suspended after testing positive for a prohibited drug, Juventus are reportedly the major frontrunners to push for Hojbjerg’s acquisition. According to reports, Juventus authorities are eager to sign the international from Denmark and are indifferent to his wage demands.
However, selling Hojbjerg would be a significant risk for Tottenham and might leave Postecoglou without many options at a pivotal time in the season. While Bentancur appears to be on track to return from injury the following month, his level of fitness won’t be completely known for some time.
Although Skipp has established himself as a reliable squad player for Tottenham, Postecoglou won’t want to depend on the 23-year-old too frequently. Hojbjerg is a well-known international talent, and Tottenham is well-prepared should any other injuries arise thanks to his midfield expertise.
It would be considered a wise investment to spend £26 million to sign a potential replacement in the same month. When a spot in the Champions League is at stake, the dangers unquestionably outweigh the benefits.