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Gus Poyet says he felt sorry for Heung-Min Son in Tottenham defeat

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Gus Poyet says he felt sorry for Heung-Min Son in Tottenham defeat

Gus Poyet has claimed that looked Heung-Min Son looked “desperate” last night during Tottenham’s defeat to Chelsea.

The attacker played the full 90 minutes during the 1-0 loss at home to Chelsea, but looked isolated for large spells and couldn’t get into the contest.

He’s usually one of the star men on the pitch for Spurs and so often provides a great threat in behind, but he looks a shadow of himself right now without injured teammate Harry Kane alongside him.

The 28-year-old left-winger drifted in and out of the match, while the best chance for Spurs fell to Carlos Vinicius with his missed header.

 

Ex-Spurs and Chelsea midfielder Poyet singled out Son in his post-match analysis.

“I felt sorry a little bit for Son today in certain moments. He couldn’t get on the ball, he couldn’t get any closer, he couldn’t get in positions to have a shot. He was desperate to have a chance,” Poyet said.

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TBR’s View:

Poyet was left feeling sorry for Son after the Spurs loss, but some of the responsibility needs to fall onto the player’s shoulders.

Yes, the South Korean wide player didn’t get the kind of service he’s used to with Kane around.

But he’s shown in the past he can contribute massively when Kane is sidelined and he offered very little in Thursday’s night Premier League defeat to Chelsea.

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