Dejan Kulusevski facing Tottenham axe after what pundit has seen
Frank McAvennie has claimed Son Heung-min will return to the Tottenham starting lineup in place of Dejan Kulusevski.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker said Spurs’ attacking threat is “second to none” regardless of who plays.
Son was on the bench for the Lilywhites’ last Premier League game against Leicester City (17 September).
The 30-year-old replaced Richarlison in the second half of the 6-2 win.
The South Korea international scored three goals in the 30 minutes that he was on the pitch.
It was the first time Son found the back of the net this season.
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McAvennie suggested Son could play alongside Richarlison and Harry Kane ahead of the game against Arsenal on Saturday (1 October).
“He’s [Richarlison] just come in and he’s done alright but he’s no Son,” he told Football Insider.
“I think he’ll play Richarlison alongside Son and Kane. He’s a good player, I think he’s a bit flash but he’s gone in there and Conte will take that out of him, he’ll be telling him to do things for the team. Conte’s all about that.
“I think they’ve got an attacking threat at Tottenham that’s second to none. I’m looking at other teams and I’m thinking the attacking force they’ve got at Tottenham is pretty good no matter who plays.
“Son got dropped and came back and scored a hattrick, he showed the boss he’s up for the fight. It’s the first time since he went to Tottenham that he’s had to fight for a place.“