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Graeme Souness explains why one Tottenham player will ‘have the hump’ despite win

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Graeme Souness explains why one Tottenham player will ‘have the hump’ despite win

Graeme Souness has told Sky Sports that he believes Son Heung-min will “have the hump” after failing to find the back of the net during Sunday’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon – instead, only managing to lay on an assist.

Son, 28, has been in sensational form for Tottenham this season – forming a near-impeccable partnership with Harry Kane and having a hand in 34 goals during his 39 league and cup appearances, in which has scored 18 and laid on 16 more.

On Sunday, both Harry Kane and Gareth Bale scored braces. Bale made it six goals in six, netting twice from a combined yardage of about 10 – while Kane swept a beautiful effort into the far corner, before Son unselfishly squared an Erik Lamela cross to Kane.


Souness reckons South Korea captain Son will not be happy at only managing to lay on an assist for Kane – though it kept his stats rolling over. But he also believes that kind of mentality is what you need at Spurs, if they are to reach the top four.

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“See when you say Son will be happy with an assist? No he won’t. These boys aren’t interested in assists. In any sport, you want to be playing with players who are better than you. You want to be tested.

“That will make him strive to be even better. He will have the hump he’s not scored. He will not be happy with just an assist, but that’s how it should be,” Souness continued, praising Son for his mentality.

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Dele Alli has been impressive of late, starting against Fulham and earning the man of the match award during the 1-0 away win. Lucas Moura came in for the England ace on Sunday, and starred during the win over Palace.

Though normally a winger, former PSG attacker Lucas was sensational in the 10 role – getting Spurs higher up the pitch. Clearly, Bale, Son and Kane are three parts – but the fight between Lucas and Dele for the attacking-midfield role is ongoing.

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