Pochettino sends a firm message to Tottenham fans about Heung-Min Son


The Tottenham Hotspur boss has been discussing the South Korean's versatility.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has sent a firm message to fans and reporters about Heung-Min Son, according to the London Evening Standard.

Indeed, Son joined Tottenham for a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £22 million, but no outright centre-forward was forthcoming at White Hart Lane despite an obvious need to strengthen in that area.

But Pochettino insists the 23-year-old has been signed as a striker as well as a winger. The Argentine referenced his time at Hamburg, where he was a number nine as opposed to a no.10 or wide man.

Pochettino is quoted as telling reporters: "At Hamburg Son played as a no.9, a striker. When Leverkusen signed him he started to play wide or as a no.10, but he was a striker [originally] who then played wide at Leverkusen.

"We have enough players in offensive situations. I am happy with the squad and when you assess the four games we have played, we have created many chances and we deserve to have more points."

Pochettino's insistence on emphasising Son's ability to play up front raises interesting discussion points about the South Korean's role within the Spurs side.

If Harry Kane gets injured, the assumption is Son would be Poch's first choice to replace the 22-year-old up top.

Primarily, though, he will likely play out wide or at no.10. It's simply a matter of who Tottenham will drop in his place but, with the Europa League as well as cup competitions to balance, there will be ample opportunity for alternative selections.

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