Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has acknowledged ahead Son Heung-min is “offended” and lacking self esteem but has backed him to begin scoring once again.
The 30-calendar year-previous South Korean has now long gone 8 games without having a goal.
Conte has not determined no matter whether to relaxation him for Saturday’s stop by of Leading League bottom side Leicester.
“I feel Sonny, for sure, is not delighted simply because he is not scoring. It can be ordinary and I like that he is a little bit offended with this predicament,” reported the Italian.
“It usually means that he wants to test to alter it, also due to the fact we need [him].”
Son’s goal drought comes just after he concluded final season as joint Leading League Golden Boot winner along with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, but Conte is conscious of the needs on his participant.
“Sonny, he is a genuinely vital participant for us. At the exact time, it can happen, specially when you engage in substantial online games, you can be a bit weary mentally, also your system, so it can take place.
“But I repeat Sonny for me would be in no way, under no circumstances a dilemma. We are conversing about one of the very best two gamers that we have in our workforce.
“For guaranteed it can take place that in some video games he are unable to perform from the start off, like Harry [Kane] also. But only to shield him, to give the probability to rest, to consider care of his electrical power and to carry us to get.
“We are speaking about players that throughout the game, they are decisive and we need to have these gamers always to be at the top.”
The last time Son started off a Leading League match on the bench when totally suit was back again in the summer of 2020 absent at Bournemouth.
Since then he has performed practically every single minute when offered for Tottenham and hit the 20-goal mark in each individual of the last two strategies.
“When you score a ton of goals, the subsequent season is additional hard for the reason that you are not an underdog, but are setting up like you are the to start with top scorer up there with Mohamed Salah,” Conte described.
“But when you really don’t [score], for guaranteed the assurance goes a bit down. At the exact same time, I feel a potent participant copes with this problem, faces this circumstance…and overcomes this predicament.
“And yet again I repeat – Sonny has a good deal of credit score with me, with his crew-mates, with the supporters and with the complete natural environment. For this reason, Sonny for me will hardly ever be a problem.”