Korea’s ace Son Heung-min scored a double as Tottenham defeated Huddersfield 2 – 0. This is his second brace in a row, following the last match against Rochdale.
His two goals did not suffice for Son’s full-time appearance. Pochettino replaced Son with Erik Lamela on 70 minutes. Of course, it could be to give Son rest for the upcoming Champions League match against Juventus. However, it is also true that Son has not been given enough time on the pitch considering his scoring record.
Son is the second highest scorer and has made 4th most assists at Spurs. However, he has played only seven full-time appearances. Indeed, he played 1,785 minutes throughout this season so far, the 9th highest in the team.
To be fair, Son has been given more opportunities than his rivals such as Lamela, Lucas Moura, and Moussa Sissoko. Nonetheless, given his contributions and performance, it is clear that Son is not playing enough.
Meanwhile, with this victory, Spurs have secured their fourth place in the table.
with contributions from Chang-hoon Oh, Football Tribe Korea