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‘Form of his life’ – Tottenham fans laud Heung-min Son after Bournemouth brace

Heung-min Son stepped up in Harry Kane’s absence to win Spurs three points.

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Heung-min Son proved Tottenham‘s hero on Sunday afternoon, scoring twice in the club’s 4-1 comeback victory over Premier League counterparts Bournemouth.

With Harry Kane ruled out of contention through injury after just 30 minutes, it was his South Korean teammate who stepped up – just like he did in his prolonged absence last term – to pull Spurs through the tie.

Striking twice at the Vitality Stadium to take his more recent tally to seven goals in four games, the 25-year-old ensured the points would be Spurs’ as he took on a central role, both positionally and metaphorically.

After going a goal behind to a well-taken Junior Stanislas strike, Dele Alli had pulled the visitors level, setting the stage for Son to continue his fine run of form before Serge Aurier added a late fourth.

Son’s first was a volley fired into the ground and looped over an outstretched Asmir Begovic, while his second – reminiscent of his strike against Huddersfield – saw him round the Bournemouth keeper before finishing into an empty net.

In total, the 25-year-old fashioned six attempts at Begovic’s goal, four of which were on target. He also completed a joint-best three dribbles and contributed defensively with two tackles and two interceptions.

Following his match-winning performance, Tottenham fans took to Twitter to praise Son and his undoubted importance to Pochettino’s special Tottenham side:

Tottenham may now face a spell with Harry Kane on the sidelines, and with a top-four finish and FA Cup spot still to fight for, Son will relish yet another chance to step up as the club’s main man.

His brace against the Cherries represented a rare commodity this season, being only his second and third away goals of the campaign, and he will need to improve this record if he is to steer the Lilywhites through the run-in.

Nonetheless, his contribution means Spurs are now unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games – only once before have they been on a longer run without defeat in the competition.

The former Bayer Leverkusen winger, who was almost sold by the club in the summer, continues to repay the faith that manager Mauricio Pochettino has shown in him.

Chris is the founder of The Boot Room. He is a Swindon Town supporter, having lived in Wiltshire for most of his years. His work has also featured on Squawka, Bleacher Report and Eurosport.

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Tottenham Hotspur should give Reo Griffiths first-team chance after 9-0 heroics

The teenager scored four and assisted three as Tottenham Hotspur’s under-18s routed Arsenal.

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Tottenham Hotspur have plenty of young talent coming through at the moment and never has that been made more evident than in the under-18s result this afternoon. Tottenham dealt their North London rivals Arsenal a serious thrashing, winning 9-0.

It was a massive win for Spurs’ talented youngsters, albeit against a much changed and much younger Arsenal side.

But any North London derby win of this magnitude was going to have Spurs fans excited and rightly so. One player, in particular, was the talk of social media for Tottenham fans after the game. Reo Griffiths put in a fantastic performance for Spurs. He netted four goals and also grabbed three assists. That means the youngster only failed to play a direct hand in two of Tottenham’s nine goals.

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The 17-year-old forward has long been tipped as a future star for the Tottenham first-team and his four-goal salvo this afternoon took his tally for the season to 23 goals in 18 games in the under-18 Premier League.

His excellent form has not gone unnoticed and fans on Twitter were ecstatic with his display. In fact, some are even calling on Tottenham to give him a place in the first-team for the end of the season:

So should they?

It is hard to see why not. Harry Kane is, of course, the undisputed starter for Spurs – even when clearly not at full fitness. But second choice Fernando Llorente is widely expected to leave the club this summer after failing to find his feet in North London. Whilst Kazaiah Sterling is a strong option as another youngster, Tottenham fans would like to see Mauricio Pochettino give the 17-year-old a chance instead.

Griffiths is clearly a top talent of whom Tottenham will have high hopes. With just four games of the season left and Spurs looking strong in a top-four spot, it would be no skin off Pochettino’s back to see what the young lad can do.

Griffiths certainly looked like the real deal this afternoon and Tottenham should definitely consider giving him a chance in the first-team before the end of the season.

He can do no worse than Llorente and it could be the dawn of a fantastic career in North London for the teenager.

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Has Erik Lamela earned a new Tottenham deal?

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After disappointing results on the pitch have all but ended Tottenham‘s 2017/18 campaign, management have turned one eye to the future with contract renewals for key men on the table, including winger Erik Lamela.

ESPN say that the club are preparing to activate an option in his current contract, which is set to expire in the summer of 2019, which will extend the deal until 2020.

Lamela earns around £65,000 but has not held negotiations over committing his future to the club since he initially joined from Roma in 2013.

The winger has become a key man since returning to fitness for Mauricio Pochettino, but critics will still question what role he has to play in the Spurs squad.

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The main cause for concern for many will be that he spent 13 months on the sideline with a mysterious hip concern which was not expected to be long-term. Such fragility is not something that the club can afford with their tight wage structure meaning that a new deal for Lamela may prevent further signings or pay rises for other key men.

Since returning, Lamela’s statistics have not been particularly impressive, with two FA Cup goals and six assists in 29 games in all competitions not matching the likes of Heung-Min Son. Whilst Son has enjoyed his finest form to date this season, Lamela remains inconsistent.

Despite that, his coach has preferred him to the South Korean in many of the club’s recent big games, such as against Manchester City. That kind of faith in the Argentinian would suggest that Pochettino wants Lamela around and believes him to be worth the money, but he clearly has a point to prove if he is to convince all of the Lilywhites’ fans of his importance too.

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Tottenham should target Lazio striker Ciro Immobile this summer

The Italian could be the ideal accompaniment for Harry Kane.

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Italian striker Ciro Immobile is quietly having one of the best goal-scoring seasons in Europe, bagging a superb 29 goals in Serie A for Lazio to date.

This remarkable goal tally puts the 28-year-old level with Lionel Messi, ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski, and just two behind Mohamed Salah.

Immobile is well on his way to setting Serie A goalscoring records and would be a fantastic signing for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

A player of Immobile’s calibre should be guaranteed consistent Champions League football, but currently, Lazio face a fight to the wire to secure qualification in the league.

Just one point ahead of Inter Milan in the race for fourth, the capital club’s European status next season is very much up in the air.

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A move to north London would bring secure Champions League football for the prolific striker, as Spurs sit a commanding five points ahead of Chelsea with just four matches to play.

In addition, Immobile would provide Spurs with the cutting edge the club needs to take the next step up and truly challenge for trophies in the 2018/19 season.

Tottenham frustratingly lost to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final on the weekend, adding to their League Cup and Champions League woes.

Star striker Harry Kane was notably ineffective against United, leading many to wonder if Spurs should invest in a top-class alternative or strike partner for the Englishman.

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Ciro Immobile would be the perfect complement to Kane, as both possess tremendous finishing qualities and are lethal in front of goal.

The Lazio man crucially does not shy away from the big occasion, registering a brace against Juventus and a hat-trick against AC Milan this season.

A strike force of Harry Kane and Ciro Immobile would be a stunning coup for Tottenham Hotspur.

If Spurs can secure the services of Europe’s second-best striker, then the club might just collect its first trophy in a decade next season.

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