By Tony Hughes

Vincent Janssen has been omitted from the Tottenham team that faces Bournemouth on Saturday because Son-Heung-Min is regarded as a better option to lead the line.

That is the verdict of manager Mauricio Pochettino, who explained the south Korean is a “different” type of player to Janssen.

The Dutchman is a more authentic spearhead has struggled to make a mark at White Hart Lane since his £18million summer move from AZ Alkmaar.

An ankle injury to Harry Kane last month has give him an extended opportunity to lead the attack but the Dutchman has scored only one goal in 12 matches for his new club.

By contrast, Son, who usually plays in a wide attacking role, has scored five goals this season and was given a chance at the Vitality Stadium to replicate the role he carried out in Tottenham’s 2-0 win against Manchester City at the start of this month.

“Son is a different type of player to Vincent and we believe he’s a good option to play up front, like we did against Man City,” explained Pochettino, as quoted by the official Spurs Twitter account.

Janssen, 22, takes his place on the substitute’s bench alongside Kieran Trippier and Moussa Sissoko, who are also omitted from the team that drew 0-0 against Bayer Leverkusen in midweek.

Third-placed Tottenham are currently unbeaten in the Premier League and have conceded just four goals in their opening eight fixtures.

In other Tottenham team news, Dele Alli highlights the area the side needs to improve upon for the rest of the season.