Heung-Min Son’s wretched goal drought at Tottenham is well documented and he was dealt another psychological blow away on international duty with South Korea.
The 26-year-old attacker, who now captains his national side, saw his penalty saved during a 2-1 victory over South American heavyweights Uruguay on Friday.
Teammate Hwang Ui-jo converted Son’s penalty on a rebound from the save, but the Spurs ace will surely be disappointed to miss a glorious opportunity in front of goal.
Son has gone 18 matches across all competitions without scoring for Spurs and the versatile attacker is lacking in confidence in the final third.
He has scored three times for South Korea since his last Spurs goal back in March, but missed the chance to pick up some confidence with a goal against Uruguay.
After drawing another blank, Son’s spirits will be extremely low and he just needs to get off the mark this season to get back on track.
The fleet-footed attacker is the type of player that could hit a purple patch of form at any moment and did mange an impressive return of 18 goals in all competitions last season for Spurs.
Son is certainly struggling right now to put away his chances, but may get another chance for South Korea when they face Panama next week before he returns to his club side.