Pochettino: I might play this star as a striker

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he sees new signing Son Heung-min as a potential option to play as a centre forward.

Following the banishing of Emmanuel Adebayor and sale of Roberto Soldado, Spurs are light on options in the number nine role, with an over-reliance on Harry Kane to get goals for the team.

With the England international not able to play every minute of every game, it remained to be seen just who else would offer an alternative option in the position.

However, it appears that the Argentine trainer may well use summer signing Son as the furthest man forward on occasion.

“At Hamburg Son played as a No9, a striker,” Pochettino told The London Evening Standard.

“When Leverkusen signed him he started to play wide or as a No10, but he was a striker [originally] who then played wide at Leverkusen.

“We have enough players in offensive situations. I am happy with the squad and when you assess the four games we have played, we have created many chances and we deserve to have more points.

“We were unlucky in certain games. I am calm, I am not worried, I am happy with the squad. We just need time to take a positive result.”

Son was given his international clearance a couple of days ago and as such is in line for his Tottenham debut later today as the North London club face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The South Korea international has returned to White Hart Lane after scoring a hat-trick for his country in a 8-0 hammering of Laos.

 


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