By Tony Hughes
Tim Sherwood has claimed Son Heung-Min was “off his game” in Tottenham’s 0-0 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The south Korean had been selected to spearhead the Spurs attack for the second time in three league matches.
But the Premier League player of the month for September could not maintain his fine run of goalscoring and break the deadlock against Eddie Howe’s side.
Son, who has scored five goals in 10 Tottenham appearances this season, was withdrawn 61 minutes into the stalemate at the Vitality Stadium and and replaced by Vincent Janssen.
It was the second consecutive stalemate for Spurs, who were once again without the injured Harry Kane, after their goalless draw against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Asked if Kane was missed, former Tottenham manager Sherwood told Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the match immediately afterwards: “It did look like that today. Harry was such a focal point and big player for them last season, not only for his goals but he brings other people into play.
“Son was off his game a little bit and they certainly missed Harry today.”
Spurs remain in third position ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures and are the only unbeaten side in the English top flight.
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