Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son should always start games in attack and be recalled against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
Spurs host Serbian outfit Red Star on Tuesday night in the Champions League group stages and will be hoping for a much brighter European performance than their last one, where they lost 7-2 to Bayern Munich.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost 3-0 to Brighton and were held to a 1-1 draw at the weekend by Watford since then to highlight their poor form.
Sky Sports pundit Nicholas picked out Son as someone who should return to the starting XI in midweek, after he was used as a substitute against Watford.
The 27-year-old forward has proven his qualities in the Champions League before and can be top-class when on form.
“Heung-Min Son gives them guaranteed speed and drive, on and off the ball. He should always play alongside Harry Kane in my opinion. Red Star Belgrade will bring some decent support and be awkward, but Tottenham will get some anger out here,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
Spurs are on for a difficult game on Tuesday and they will be rolled over by a strong Red Star team if they don’t improve their recent standards.
Son will help lift the work-rate on the field if he’s recalled and he has started most games this season, but dropped to the bench at the weekend.
The South Korea international has three goals and three assists in 10 appearances across all competitions so far, which is why a lot of the recent criticism should not be aimed at him.
He’s still someone that looks desperate for Spurs to complete a turnaround to get out of their recent slump and could be a key player in their revival.