New Tottenham signing Heung-Min Son scored two and set up another when played up front last season

The new Tottenham Hotspur winger has proved what he can do up front relatively recently.

According to recent comments from Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, £22m signing Heung-Min Son can ease the pressure on Harry Kane by playing as a front-man.

In comments published by the Mirror, the Spurs boss said, “I think Son can play as a striker. When (Bayer) Leverkusen signed him he started to play as a number seven and number 11 or can play number 10, but he is a striker that played wider at Leverkusen.”

But what can Pochettino expect from Son if he does play him up front – at least at times – this season?

The South Korea international is predominantly a left winger these days, and last season he played only twice as a striker in the Bundesliga, but if the first of those appearances is anything to go by Pochettino knows what he is talking about.

Last season Son played 30 matches for Leverkusen in the German league, 28 of which were on the left wing, but when he was picked as a striker against VfB Stuttgart in October, he scored two and set up another in a 3-3 draw.

His second appearance up front last season proved less successful, as he featured for 45 minutes in a 2-1 defeat against Werder Bremen, but the match against Stuttgart speaks volumes for his potential.

It may have been a while since Son played regularly up front, but when he is tasked with doing so he clearly still knows where the goal is.

If he can hit the ground running at White Hart Lane, Tottenham fans may have a new crowd favourite on their hands, and what better way to start than by scoring against Sunderland and earning his new side their first victory of the campaign?

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