Heung-Min Son was unable to make an impact for Tottenham against Everton.
South Korea international Heung-Min Son was Tottenham's matchwinner a week ago against Watford, but he was unable to produce his heroics against Everton.
He was again omitted from Mauricio Pochettino's starting line-up, a trend over the past month, and brought on for the final 22 minutes of the game.
His performance perhaps underlined why his head coach did not go with him from the start, with his touch deserting him.
Son has been an excellent signing since being brought in from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, but his cameo in the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park shows he has his off days too.
By the high standard he has set, his performance was disappointing, and did not have the desired impact.
This is understandable to an extent for a player in his first season in English football. Adjusting instantly to the pace of a game as a substitute can be tricky to do, and Son is still acclimatising to the division. scoring spectacular late goals are the exception, rather than the rule.
He was dispossessed of the ball twice in 22 minutes, which compares unfavourably to Erik Lamela's 3 times in 87 minutes.
Next week he will hope to get back on track as a starter if the squad is rotated, when Tottenham face Leicester City, before a match against the Foxes days later in the Premier League. Son is capable of better than he produced at Goodison, and Spurs will hope he can show it.