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Mauricio Pochettino jokes about Heung-Min Son’s Tottenham goal drought

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Mauricio Pochettino jokes about Heung-Min Son’s Tottenham goal drought

Heung-Min Son saw his long wait for a Tottenham goal stretch further at the weekend, as he failed to get on the scoresheet in a 1-0 home win over Cardiff City.

Spurs recorded a narrow victory in the Premier League courtesy of an eighth-minute goal from close-range by England international Eric Dier.

The result moves the North London club just a point off the top of the league table and they are still right in the mix despite a mixed start to the season.

But one player that is struggling right now is attacker Son, who has got the horrendous stat of going 18 games across all competitions without a goal.

The 26-year-old has not hit the back of the net since he scored a brace against Bournemouth in the league back in March, which is staggering for someone of his ability.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino laughed off questions about Son’s goal drought when asked about his poor run in front of goal.


“I’m still waiting for my present after letting him go to win the Asian Games. It’s karma I think!” Pochettino said, as quoted by Football.London.

(Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Pochettino clearly isn’t too concerned about Son’s recent run, but it’s definitely something that should have supporters slightly worried.

The South Korea international has zero form in front of goal and attackers usually thrive off the goals they score.

He is a versatile ace that can play on the wing or in a more advanced central role, but right now he isn’t troubling the goal despite still being involved in play.

Son has already has his season disrupted by participation in the Asian Games and has an extremely heavy workload, but scoring a goal for Spurs will take a huge burden off his back.

He’s a quality player that needs to be chip in with his fair share of goals and he managed 18 across all competitions last season despite a blip at the end of it.

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