The Lowdown: Son’s poor start
This is a huge drop off from the level that the South Korean was at last season, finishing level on goals with Mohamed Salah as the top scorer in the division, with 23, and he has now been the subject of criticism for his subpar displays.
The Latest: Wenham reacts
“Son’s lack of form is a real concern now.
“He was horrendous against Aston Villa. I love Sonny to bits as a player, and I always have but he was absolutely horrendous.
“Nothing can go right for him. He has still only scored in one league game, that hattrick against Leicester.
“We are talking about a player who won the golden boot last year with 23 league goals. He looks so far off it this season.
“He ripped off his protective mask in angst against Villa and don’t know if that was to gee him up or something.
“He was really, really poor. His passing was horrendous. He offered no pressing from the front as well. It is just not good enough from him and it’s a real shame because we need him.”
The Verdict: Must improve
Lauded as a ‘special player‘ by former Liverpool man Daniel Sturridge, Son has been nothing short of fantastic for Spurs since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, scoring a remarkable 136 goals in 346 appearances.
However, the 108-time South Korea international is currently enduring one of his only real dips in form since joining the club, and he has now not contributed either a goal or an assist in his last eight matches at club level.
If Antonio Conte’s side are to stand any chance of finishing in the top four once again, the Italian needs his best players to perform, and so he will be hoping that the forward puts in an improved performance against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.