Comparing Tottenham’s new strikers; Son Heung-Min vs Clinton N’Jie

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With Harry Kane struggling for goals, Mauricio Pochettino could turn to the duo, but who enjoyed the better campaign last year?

While the furore over the failure to capture Saido Berahino on deadline day rumbles on, it has been somewhat overlooked that Tottenham Hotspur signed two forwards this summer.

Both Clinton N’Jie and Heung Min-Son were brought in as Mauricio Pochettino sought to provide extra support to Harry Kane after his impressive breakthrough campaign.

Whether they are successful in the Premier League is as yet unknown, with both likely to find England’s top flight a much tougher proposition than France and Germany.

Spurs are struggling for goals at present, though, and there is every chance that they could be thrown into the fray to try and turn things around.

But who is most likely to be the chosen man? We decided to take a look at their stats from last season to find out, courtesy of WhoScored.com

Son better in attack, but N'Jie's passing comes out on top

Starting with goals, Heung-Min Son comes out on top having managed 11 last season, with N’Jie registering seven. He emerges victorious in the other attacking areas as well, registering 2.1 shots per game compared to N’Jie’s tally of 1.6.

He was also more successful with his dribbling, taking on 1.6 per game compared to 1.3, while his unsuccessful touches were also fewer with a score of 1.3 compared to 1.5.

In the air, Son was the more successful of the duo, having won 1.1 aerial duels per game compared to N’Jie’s score of 0.4. However, it is not all bad news for the Cameroon international, with him coming out on top when it comes to passing.

He enjoyed seven assists last season, with Son registering just two, while his pass success percentage was also higher, with a score of 77.9% compared to 76.1%. Son, though, managed to beat him in the number of key passes, with a tally of 1.3 to 0.8 per game.

On this evidence, it seems Son is the more likely to feature should Pochettino decide to turn to his summer transfers at some point.

Given Harry Kane is currently struggling and Christian Eriksen is out injured, there is the chance for him to come in and make his mark, with nobody else in the squad as yet stepping up and scoring the goals.

Another forward in the side could be good for Kane as well, with him showing he wants to drop deep in games. Whether Pochettino changes his system, though, remains to be seen.

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