Martin Keown believes that the injury sustained to Tottenham talisman Harry Kane can actually have a positive impact on Heung-Min Son.
Spurs centre-forward Kane picked up an ankle injury in the win over Manchester City in the first leg of a Champions League quarter-final, which leaves them short of options in attack.
But earlier in the season it was Son who helped fill the void and he’s likely to do that once agin.
Son has netted 18 goals across all competitions this campaign in just 40 games and is a versatile attacker that can play centrally or out wide.
Pundit Keown feels that the 26-year-old is most effective down the middle with his pace and deadly eye for goal.
“It should be a mandatory win for Tottenham against Huddersfield on Saturday day,” Keown wrote in the Daily Mail.
“Spurs fans will be disappointed to have lost Harry Kane. Who wouldn’t be? But in Son Heung-min, they have an excellent replacement.
“Son is at his best up front on his own and can score outstanding goals. He has big boots to fill but Son is up to the task.”
Son will have a lot of pressure on his shoulders to step up during the remainder of the season and he’s got the quality to do so.
The £22million signing (BBC) has scored in both games at the club’s new stadium since the move and is a real fan favourite.
He continues to go from strength to strength in Mauricio Pochettino’s side and is perhaps underrated in the Premier League.
Son is a great finisher of either feet and will do a good job in attack, but of course they are going to fill the massive loss of Kane moving forward.