April 4, 2024

Tottenham captain Son Heung-min had a sensational March but hasn’t brought that form into April, and Ange Postecoglou will need to see more from his star forward against Nottingham Forest.


Son was involved in five goals across four Premier League matches last month.


He netted in home victories over Crystal Palace (2 March) and Luton Town (30 March), while he also scored and provided two assists in a 4-0 win on the road against Aston Villa (10 March).


As a result, the South Korea international has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for March (Premier League Official Website, 3 April).


After such a fantastic run of form, Postecoglou will be concerned by just how much that form dipped during Spurs’ 1-1 draw with West Ham at the London Stadium on Tuesday (2 April).


Whether it be due to fatigue or perhaps just a case of a bad day at the office, the Australian will be keen for some explanation as to his captain’s near-anonymous display against the Hammers.



And with Nottingham Forest set to visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday (7 April), Postecoglou will need Son to rediscover his form from March as the race for a UEFA Champions League spot heats up.


Ange Postecoglou will need Son Heung-min at his best against Nottingham Forest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Son wasn’t at his best on international duty ahead of the Luton game, and Postecoglou will be concerned that the Spurs ace is perhaps beginning to show some signs of fatigue.


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Against David Moyes’ side, he cut a very tired figure across his 90 minutes on the pitch.


As per Sofascore, while the forward did manage to complete 86 per cent of his passes, with three of those key, he failed to create any big chances for his teammates when he did have possession of the ball.


Despite playing in the number nine role, Son managed just two shots, with only one of those hitting the target, generating a measly 0.16 expected goals from his attempts.


Son also failed to register a single successful cross or dribble among his 44 touches of the ball.


Defensively he was non-existent, as he won just one of his three ground duels and failed to contest a single aerial duel or make a tackle, interception or block.


When he was on the ball, he wasn’t particularly efficient, as he conceded possession nine times.


Son Heung-min, Tottenham

Tottenham ace Son Heung-min was not at his best against West Ham on Tuesday

Now is not the time for Son to become inconsistent in a Spurs shirt, and Postecoglou will need the 31-year-old to take confidence from his Player of the Month nomination and finish the season strong.


In other Tottenham news, a Spurs Under-21 sensation has sent Postecoglou a cheeky message after what he did this week.







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