Tottenham: Conte ‘has to be concerned’ by £68m star at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur should be concerned by the form of Heung-Min Son ahead of their weekend clash with Leicester City in north London, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Antonio Conte is preparing for the meeting with the Foxes and has some big decisions to make regarding his starting line-up for the clash.

How has Son performed this season?

After sharing the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah last season, a fast start was expected from the 30-year-old this term.

But with six Premier League matches played, he has no goals to his name and just one assist in what has been a frustrating couple of months.

Son, who is valued at £68 million by Transfermarkt, is not letting his profligacy get to him, instead choosing to look at the positives from recent weeks.

“I’m OK,” he said after a 2-0 win against Marseille in the Champions League. “If I wasn’t getting chances in the game I would be worried but I’m still getting chances. In some games, there have been unlucky moments. In some games, it has been a bad finish.”

Son went on to add that he has been ‘really frustrated’ with himself at times this season but says that the support of the fans is proving a big help.

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What has Jones said on the forward?

Jones believes that Conte has a big decision on his hands regarding Son ahead of this weekend’s clash with Leicester.

The journalist adds, however, that Son’s link-up with Harry Kane makes dropping the 100-cap South Korea star a much tougher choice than it otherwise would be.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “It’s going to be interesting to see what team Conte goes with and, ultimately, does he keep faith in Son? There has to be some concern over his form. But at the same time, there’s that understanding between him and Kane that has been their reliable route to goal in recent seasons.”

Should Son be dropped?

Richarlison signed in the summer and has hit a rich vein of form, scoring two goals and providing two assists in seven appearances.

Dejan Kulusevski, with one goal and two assists, also boats a better record than Son, making it tricky to justify starting him against the Foxes.

But the £140,000 per-week star has proven himself to be a world-class forward and, as long as the player’s morale is unaffected, it would still seem rash to drop him.

With six matches played in the Premier League, Spurs sit in third place, just a point behind first-placed Manchester City, so there is no need to panic.

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