‘Not good news’: Antonio Conte confirms worry about £192,000-a-week Tottenham player

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‘Not good news’: Antonio Conte confirms worry about £192,000-a-week Tottenham player

Antonio Conte acknowledged that Son Heung-min’s lack of goals this season is not “good news” for Tottenham.

After finishing as a co-winner of the Premier League Golden Boot last season, the South Korean captain’s form has deteriorated severely.

In the 2022/2023 season, the 30-year-old has scored only four goals in the league.

Consequently, Conte is correct to acknowledge that Son’s lack of goals is cause for concern.

The Tottenham Hotspur legend’s overall performances this season have been extremely disappointing, goals aside.

The £192,000-per-week winger has found it almost impossible to beat opponents, create opportunities for his teammates, and find the same positions beyond the defense that made him such a danger.

Son and goals have appeared to be an oxymoron for Spurs and Conte this season, which is not helpful.

Aside from the in-form Harry Kane, no other player at the club is capable of scoring goals.

While the ex-Bayer Leverkusen player has demonstrated in recent seasons that he can match or even surpass the Englishman’s scoring output, this does not appear to be the case in the current campaign.

Son Heung-min’s lack of goals this season is a cause for concern, according to Antonio Conte, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

“The players are human and he’s [Son Heung-min] is a person. For sure, if we talk about Sonny, last season, he scored 25 goals.”

“This season, he’s not scoring so much. For us, it’s not good news, this, because we count on his goals.”

“But then, we are not talking about robots; about a person, a human. I’m the first to hope that Sonny starts to score with the pressure or without the pressure of Richarlison behind. This is football.”

“We have to try to face, the players and the coaches, different situations, positive or negative. The most important thing I see during the training session and in the game that Sonny tries to do his best.”

“Sometimes, the best, it means that you go to score or make an assist, sometimes it means you’re not so lucky to score or make an assist”, he told Football.London’s Alasdair Gold.

Antonio Conte will ultimately hope that Son Heung-min returns to scoring goals for fun, which is what he does best.

‘Not good news’: Antonio Conte confirms worry about £192,000-a-week Tottenham player

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