By Frank McAvennie

15th Sep, 2022 | 1:01pm

McAvennie issues 'awful' Tottenham verdict after Son Heung-min hint

Frank McAvennie has urged fans not to “jump the gun” with Tottenham forward Son Heung-min.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Celtic and West Ham striker pointed to the fact that the 30-year-old is not an “out-and-out striker.”

Son failed to score for the eighth successive game this season as Spurs slipped to a 2-0 loss to Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League (13 September).

As quoted by Football.London (12 September), Antonio Conte refused to rule out dropping the South Korea international for future games.

Conte insisted that all of his front four players will have to accept rotation at some point this season.

When asked by Football Insider if a rest could benefit Son and help him get back to his goalscoring best, McAvennie said: “I was an out-and-out striker and I had similar patches.

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“People need to remember Son is not a striker. I think everyone is jumping the gun.

“Son is a hell of a player and so is [Harry] Kane. Those two you do not displace.

“There has been a lot of hype around Tottenham but I watched them against Sporting Lisbon and they were awful. I must have picked the wrong game to watch.

“I could see the antics of Antonio Conte on the sidelines. I was thinking, ‘Wow, they must be better than this.’ It was awful. I switched it off because I was bored.”

In other news, a former Fifa official has claimed Tottenham face a potential stadium closure as controversial footage emerges.