Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on February 13th, that Heung-Min Son is a great impact substitute for Tottenham Hotspur.
Son was brought to Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, and he has played a rotational role at White Hart Lane so far.
The South Korean international has often been utilised off the bench in the latter stages of matches by Mauricio Pochettino.
And Nicholas said: “He can play, there’s no doubt about that. But sometimes you feel that he doesn’t always get into the right positions.
“He’s a bit like Shinji Okazaki [at Leicester City] because when he comes on he springs to life. He gets people going. But he doesn’t get the goals.”
Son was brought to Spurs to add another dimension to their attacking ranks, and he has certainly been able to do that.
The 23-year-old’s energy has quickly caught the eye, but he has been unable to nail down a place in Pochettino’s starting line-up, due to the strong form of some of his teammates.
Son has so far played 26 times for the Lilywhites, but only eight of those displays have been as a starter in the Premier League.
Son should have a chance to impress from the off in the coming weeks, however, as Tottenham have a busy schedule with a Europa League match against Fiorentina and an FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace both on the horizon.