Paul Merson praises Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min

Paul Merson during the  #GAME4GRENFELL at Loftus Road on September 2, 2017 in London, England. The charity football match has been set up to benefit those who were affected in the Grenfell...

Son Heung-min has to start for Tottenham Hotspur against Liverpool, says Paul Merson.

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on October 25, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Paul Merson has spoken highly of Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min in The Daily Star, and believes that he has to start against Liverpool this weekend.

The former Arsenal star - who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports - has suggested that Son, who can operate as a winger or as a forward, should be starting each and every game for Spurs.

Tottenham will take on Liverpool away from home at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

Merson wrote about Son in The Daily Star: “I don’t understand why he doesn’t play every game. He had to come off the bench against Watford but they will need him against Liverpool.

“Spurs don’t have a lot of pace in their team. But he’s got pace to burn. Without him, Spurs on the counter are not going to hurt you really. Harry Kane doesn’t really get away from people, Erik Lamela wants to do a trick, and Dele Alli is the not the player he once was.

“Son is the one. I think he is energetic, enthusiastic and makes things happen. I find it extraordinary when he’s not playing. He never lets you down.”

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur runs at the Crvena Zvezda defence during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crvena Zvezda (formerly Red Star Belgrade)...

Stats

Son has made six starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League for Tottenham so far this season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

The 27-year-old South Korea international has made two starts and one substitute appearance in the league for Spurs so far this campaign, scoring three goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

During the 2018-19 campaign, Son scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 23 league starts, and scored four goals and provided one assist in 12 Champions League matches for the North London outfit, according to WhoScored.

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on October 25, 2019 in Enfield, England.

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