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Tottenham: Darren Bent slams idea of Spurs dropping Son Heung-min

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Darren Bent would keep his faith in Son Heung-min despite his poor form for Tottenham Hotspur, rejecting the idea of dropping or even selling him out of hand.

The Lowdown: Son’s form is alarming

In what is one of the more surprising turns of events this season, Son’s form has fallen off a cliff compared to last campaign when he finished as the joint-top scorer in the Premier League with 23 goals for Spurs.

The South Korea international has just four top-flight goals to his name with the attacker netting just two goals, although that form has only seen him benched once in the league by Antonio Conte.

If Spurs want to make a good push for the top four this season and progress in the Champions League, Conte may well have to think about Son’s role in the starting lineup – both in the short and long term.

The Latest: Spurs shouldn’t be selling Son

While acknowledging the winger’s poor performances this term, Bent was asked by TalkSport colleague Andy Goldstein whether he would consider selling Son this summer if he fails to find his form, with the former Spurs man categorically insisting that Tottenham should not be looking to move on from the 30-year-old just yet.

He said: “His overall play at the minute, his touch – everything just seems to be a little bit off. He’ll get it back because he’s a good player.

“[Selling him is] absolute madness. When did he get here? He got here in 2015. The only players to have scored more Premier League goals in that period since 2015: Harry Kane – who’s got the most – Salah, Vardy, Aguero and Sadio Mane. They are the only players above Son who have scored more goals.

“I’m not dropping Son yet.”

The Verdict: Tottenham have to stick with last season’s top scorer

Until this season, Son has been incredibly consistent for Tottenham since he joined from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2015, having netted double figures in all but one league campaign, so he certainly has credit in the bank with fans and the club.

However, the fact that Conte saw fit to bring in another wide player last month in the form of Arnaut Danjuma could suggest that he is at least slightly worried about Son and his lack of form and confidence at present.

Also, Son himself is hardly likely to be looking to move away from Tottenham, as he signed a new four-year contract in 2021, which will have likely bumped up his wages, so it would perhaps be best for him to potentially be taken out of the firing line for a week or two and see if that can help him rediscover his undeniable talent, as it was just last May that Alan Shearer labelled him as ‘unplayable‘.

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