Son Heung-min’s teammate and Tottenham main sideback Ben Davies explained the reason simply and clearly.
He said he ‘didn’t have to prove it’ and that he was ‘unlucky all season’.
Spursweb focused on the interview with Ben Davis on the 24th (Korean time). However, the theme was ‘Why Son Heung-min is experiencing unique difficulties this season’.
Heung-Min Son scored 24 goals last season. He was joint top scorer with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. However, he has scored only eight goals in all competitions this season. It was a stark contrast. He only scored 5 goals on the season.
Because of this, local media talk about Son Heung-min’s form decline and sluggishness.
Spurs Web said, ‘Son Heung-min is 30 years old this year. He looked sluggish compared to last season, and his linking play with Harry Kane was not effective. He also lacked a dominant presence in goal. For this reason, the opinion that he should be excluded from the starting lineup is also getting stronger.
However, Davis said, ‘Sonny is a player who doesn’t have to prove it to anyone. As time goes on he will prove it all,’ he said. ‘He’s been particularly unlucky all season. The threatening movement under the goal will come to life. He has not scored many goals this season, but the expectations placed on Son Heung-min are too high. All of his teammates are satisfied with Son Heung-min’s play,’ he said.