By Tony Hughes
Jamie Redknapp has hailed Heung-Min Son as a better forward option for Tottenham than Vincent Janssen.
Son has scored four goals in three matches for Spurs this season, all of which have come in the Premier League, after Mauricio Pochettino refused to sell him back to the Bundesliga last month.
Pundit Redknapp has been immensely impressed by the South Korean attacking midfielder, who scored both of Tottenham’s goals in their 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
By contrast, Janssen, who deputised for the injured Harry Kane at the Riverside Stadium, once again failed to break his Premier League duck.
“At the start of the season it looked like Tottenham were going to sell Son Heung-min,” Redknapp wrote in his Monday column for the Daily Mail.
“There was always a big worry about who was going to fill the void if Harry Kane got injured and Spurs bought Vincent Janssen to ease the burden on the striker.
“Son could have come back sulking this summer but he has shown the perfect attitude, scoring four goals including a brilliant brace on Saturday at Middlesbrough.
“He’s looking a better option than Janssen and, as the table shows, Son is finally starting to show he can be the player to lift some of the pressure from Kane’s shoulders.”
Redknapp was referring to a table which showed Spurs’ leading scorers in the Premier League since the start of last season, when Son joined from Bayer Leverkusen.
Kane tops the club’s chart with 27 goals in the league, followed by Dele Alli (11), Son (eight) and Christian Eriksen (six).
In other Tottenham news, this Spurs senior man is in talks for a move to France.