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Tottenham Hotspur: Son Heung-min slammed for “sloppy” display

Tottenham Hotspur: Son Heung-min slammed for “sloppy” display - Premier League News

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min was dubbed “sloppy” by Dan Kilpatrick in yet another poor performance for Spurs this weekend.

The Lowdown: Spurs hammered

Antonio Conte’s side were pulled apart by a struggling Leicester City side who put Spurs to the sword in a 4-1 battering to end a run of three straight wins, including two in the Premier League.

It looked as though Tottenham were set to close the gap on the top four when Rodrigo Bentancur put them ahead to temporarily move them into the Champions League places at Newcastle United’s expense, but the Magpies no longer have that worry imminently.

The Foxes hit back with two goals in two minutes to flip the game on its head before adding a third and fourth at the end of the first and second halves.

The Latest: “Sloppy” Son display

After bouncing back to show his best in the 3-0 FA Cup win against Championship side Preston North End, Son was unable to kick on and lost on a dire afternoon for the Lilywhites as he sunk again, with Evening Standard Spurs reporter Kilpatrick calling his performance “sloppy” on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Tottenham correspondent for Alasdair Gold give the South Korean a 4/10 match rating.

He wrote: “After two good displays this was back to a more hesitant Son with nothing coming off for him.”

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The Verdict: Virtually anonymous

Despite sharing the possession and only having four fewer shots than the hosts (via BBC), Tottenham and Son endured an afternoon to forget.

It would’ve been a game the 30-year-old had looked forward to following his goals against Preston and previously bagging a hat-trick in the return fixture, but this time around, he failed to get a shot on target, while an expected goals total of just 0.04 from one shot of target (via Sofascore) proved how little by way of openings he had.

From a creative aspect, he had just 33 touches, with only Harry Kane and goalkeeper Fraser Forster having fewer, as well as zero key passes, successful crosses or long balls, showing the lack of impact he had for Spurs.

He only made 11 successful passes amid losing possession 14 times and registered a messily 36% duel-win record, highlighting just how ineffective and anonymous he was for Conte.

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