Former footballer Steve Nicol has singled out Spurs’ Heung-min Son for criticism following Tottenham’s disappointing goalless draw with Watford.
Spurs have won just one of their last six league games, and have not scored for three Premier League matches following the stalemate at Vicarage Road.
Speaking on ESPN FC after the result, Nicol suggested that Jose Mourinho should be ‘extremely worried’ by Spurs’ recent performances, before targeting Son for his role during Tottenham’s recent poor run of form.
He said: “[Mourinho] should be extremely worried. They don’t look like scoring. They give the impression that they’re trying to go forward with a bit of gusto, but there never seems to be much on the end of anything.
“Heung-min Son’s a great example. When things are going for him, he just looks like a world-beater. But when they’re not going for him, he just looks as though he’s running up blind alleys, and trying to do things that you shouldn’t be doing at that particular time.
“As for the rest of the team, I’m not quite sure what they’re trying to do.”
Son can hardly claim to be in decent form, with his last goal coming in early December against Burnley, while his three-game suspension for his red card against Chelsea has hardly helped matters.
However, it could be argued that his performance against Watford was one of his better showings in recent weeks, with the forward joint-top in terms of key passes and dribbles within the Spurs squad, earning himself a match rating of 7.39/10 from WhoScored – his highest since his dazzling display against the Clarets last month.
Therefore, perhaps Son’s apparent struggles are partly down to his teammates, with Spurs misfiring in the absence of Harry Kane, while the South Korean was clearly heavily involved in their attacking efforts on Saturday.
And that could suggest Nicol is a little harsh on Son, whose team are suffering in multiple areas on the pitch at the moment.
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