'Haven't been great': BBC pundit slams Tottenham man for what he kept doing at the World Cup today
Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son could do little to prevent Ghana seeing off South Korea this afternoon as the Spurs star was part of a 3-2 defeat.
Despite fighting back from 2-0 down against the African side, a second goal of the game from Mohammed Kudus ensured Ghana firmly stayed alive in the tournament.
Of course, for Son – who is the darling of South Korea – it was a bitterly disappointing result. It now means they’ll need to beat Portugal in their final game to have any chance of going through.
But despite being the star man, BBC pundit Dion Dublin felt So wasn’t exactly helping the cause for South Korea, as he picked up on just how poor a number of his corners had been.
“Son’s corners haven’t been great. He keeps hitting that first man. I’m not sure if near post is the plan but he’s not getting it into the heart of that defence,” Dublin commented.
It was a frustrating game for Son in the main. He didn’t have many chances to really score, and he was shown more than once looking annoyed with his teammates. He also berated Antony Taylor right at the end, after the English referee blew for full time.
TBR’s View: Son needed to show more for South Korea
It must be hard having the weight of the nation on your back but in the end, Heung-Min Son didn’t produce when he was required.
The corners Dublin mentions here were poor. He never quite got them into the right areas and for a world class player, it’s always disappointing to see.
For Son, it’s now vital he goes and regroups and comes back fighting. South Korean can still qualify if results go for them, and he knows seeing off a side like Portugal will be tough. Frankly, he needs to be at his very best.
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