Tottenham striker Son Heung-min is ‘not worried’ about his current goal’s drought, blaming bad luck and poor finish… but warns Premier League defense it will make him ‘stronger’
- Son Heung-min won the Premier League Golden Boot last season with 23 goals
- This season, the Tottenham striker has not yet found the net in seven games
- Spurs boss Antonio Conte says he’s not worried and neither is the South Korean
Son Heung-min blames his scoreless start to the season on a combination of bad luck and poor finishing, promising to come out of the experience as a better player, determined to improve.
“This is going to make me stronger,” said Tottenham striker Son, ahead of Saturday’s clash with Manchester City.
“I can see this will be an improvement as I still have a lot of room for improvement. As a team and also as an individual. The most important thing is that we do well as a team. I will do whatever the team needs.”
Son Heung-min has yet to find the net in seven games for Tottenham this season
Son won the Premier League Golden Boot last season with 23 goals, including a flurry of 12 in the last 10 games of the season to level with Liverpool’s Mo Salah at the top of the charts.
He hasn’t found the net in seven games this season, but Spurs boss Antonio Conte says he’s not worried and neither is Son, who hit the woodwork and was denied by VAR decisions and brilliant goalkeeping against Fulham on Saturday.
“If I’m honest, if I didn’t get chances in the game, I’d be worried, but I still get chances,” Son said. “In some games there were unfortunate moments. In some games it was a bad finish.
“In some games I’m really frustrated because when I get huge opportunities and the ball doesn’t go in. I just have to laugh about it. But I don’t worry about it because the team, the staff and all the fans are helping me.
“I think if I score one, the confidence will come back and I hope I can continue and score more goals.”
The Tottenham attacker blames his scoreless start to the season on bad luck and a poor finish
Tottenham will travel to Manchester on Friday unless the game is postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth on Thursday.
They are the last remaining undefeated teams in the Premier League and Spurs have an impressive record against Pep Guardiola’s side in recent years.
They have won four of the last five meetings in the competition, beating City of the Champions League en route to the final in 2019, when Son scored three goals over the two legs. In his seven years in English football, he has a total of seven against.
“Just because I have a good track record against them doesn’t mean I’ll do something great or have magical moments,” Son said. ‘It’s nothing. Saturday is a huge game against one of the best teams in the world, so we need to prepare well for the game.
“I will do what the team needs. This is my goal. It will be a very difficult game and we will have little time to recover. It is very important that we recover well. Sleep well, eat well. We have to be ready for a big fight.’