Le Tissier: This Tottenham player has improved a heck of a lot, he should be in the XI
By Harry Sykes
Matt Le Tissier has backed Son Heung-Min to thrive during Harry Kane’s absence from the Tottenham attack.
Kane will be missing from the Spurs team for a second consecutive match when they return to Premier League action with a trip to Burnley on Saturday.
The Tottenham talisman has ankle ligament damage that is expected to sideline him until the middle of April.
This has prompted concerns that Mauricio Pochettino’s side do not have the calibre of back-up required to thrive with their leading scorer, whose 19 Premier League goals this season have been bettered only by Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.
But Southampton legend and high profile pundit Le Tissier believes Spurs have the firepower needed to still finish in the Premier League top four as he expressed his admiration for south Korean Son.
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“I went for Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester City and Manchester United. I think Liverpool and Arsenal will miss out,” he told the newspaper Metro, as quoted by football website Squawka.
In their last match, Pochettino deployed attacking midfielder Son as the attack spearhead in a 2-1 win against Southampton to keep Spurs’ small title chances alive.
“[Harry Kane] is such a pivotal player for Spurs but one player’s misfortune is another player’s chance to make a name for himself,” Le Tissier added to Metro. “Heung-min Son has improved a heck of a lot and Vincent Janssen will want an opportunity.”
Son, 24, has a fine record for Spurs in his second season at the club, scoring 14 goals and supplying seven assists from 36 matches in all competitions, although only seven of his goals have come in the league.
In other Tottenham news, the London giants have won the race to sign a 32-goal striker who has taken the league by storm.