Danny Mills has tipped Heung-min Son to make an immediate return to the Tottenham starting XI after serving his suspension from last season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Manchester City and England defender says he would be mightily surprised to see the South Korean international left out of the side when Spurs take on Newcastle this weekend.
The attacker is available to Mauricio Pochettino once again after sitting out three games due to a red card picked up last season.
With the ban, which stretched into the first two games of the current campaign, now over, Mills has tipped him to step straight back into the line up while at the same time heralding the qualities he can bring to the side.
Asked if he expected Son to return straight to the starting XI, Mills told Football Insider: “I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t, he adds so much to that team; work rate, discipline, height as well.
“Often people don’t realise he’s quite a tall player and he can add an awful lot to that at times. That’s another big bonus to have when he’s playing.”
Son was a crucial player for Pochettino last season as he featured on a regular basis across all competitions, scoring 20 goals.
He has the likes of Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko and Christian Eriksen to usurp from the side after the trio started against Manchester CIty, while will also have to battle with Lucas Moura after his goal-scoring exploits off the substitutes’ bench.