Tottenham's Son Heung-min rounds Monaco's Danijel Subasic
Former Tottenham player and manager Glenn Hoddle has told BT Sport that he felt Heung-min Son was 'way off it' against Monaco on Tuesday night.
After producing a late fightback to beat West Ham on Saturday evening, Spurs went into their Champions League clash with Monaco in high spirits – and knew that they couldn't afford to lose.
However, that's exactly what Spurs did. Hugo Lloris saved a first-half penalty from Radamel Falcao, but Monaco took the lead shortly after half time as Djibril Sidibe headed home Benjamin Mendy's cross.
Spurs almost immediately hit back when Harry Kane converted a penalty following Kamil Glik's foul on Dele Alli, but the parity lasted a matter of seconds as Thomas Lemar pounced to smash home the winner for Monaco.
Mauricio Pochettino's men are now out of the Champions League, and they need to avoid defeat in the final group game against CSKA Moscow to prolong their European commitments by heading into the Europa League.
Monaco's Kamil Glik in action with Tottenham's Son Heung-min
It was yet another disappointing night for Spurs, who have won just one of the last nine games in all competitions, with some pointing the finger at manager Pochettino, and others at the poor squad depth at his disposal.
One player who has come in for criticism after Tuesday's defeat is winger Heung-min Son. The South Korean has impressed this season, but failed to make an impact at the Stade Louis II, and squandered the best chance of the game when he tried to go around goalkeeper Danijel Subasic instead of shooting when one-on-one.
After the game, former Spurs player and manager Glenn Hoddle told BT Sport that he felt Son was 'way off it' against Monaco, and thinks Tottenham had to many players below par on the night, adding that the squad is too thin, and doesn't have any game changers on the bench.
“They haven't got the kind of substitutes they had last season, the squad at the moment looks a bit thin, and there isn't anyone who can be a game changer coming on from the bench,” said Hoddle. “There are players who perhaps look better who are not starting. Son started today and was way off it...too many players well below par,” he added.
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