Mauricio Pochettino jokes that Son Heung-min's poor goalscoring form is 'karma'

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham Hotspur beat Cardiff City 1-0 on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has joked with Football.London that Son Heung-min’s run without a goal is ‘karma’.

Spurs were in action against Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon, and took an early lead through Eric Dier as he scored from close range.

Many expected Tottenham to go on and rack up goals in a convincing win, but they didn’t kick on and make their win heavier, even when Joe Ralls was sent off for Cardiff.

 

It was an unconvincing performance from Spurs, who have struggled to hit top gear so far this season, especially in attack, as Harry Kane hasn't been at his best.

With Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli both out, more responsibility fell on Son Heung-min – but the South Korean ace fired another blank in a Spurs shirt.

Whilst he was prolific for South Korea at the World Cup and Asian Games, Son is enduring something of a goal drought for Spurs, as he hasn't scored for his club since the 4-1 win over Bournemouth on March 11th.

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Son has gone eight games without a goal to start this season, and one of Tottenham's most dangerous attacking weapons behind Kane isn't looking quite up to speed just yet.

After the 1-0 win over Cardiff, Pochettino was asked about Son's goal drought, and joked to Football.London that it's 'karma' for the forward because he still hasn't given him a present for letting him play at the Asian Games – but added that he isn't worried.

“Until he brings me the present after letting him go win the Asian Games it's karma that he doesn't score!” joked Pochettino. “No, I'm not worried about that,” he added.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gestures prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 6, 2018 in...

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