Son Heung-min not concerned by poor run of form

Son Heung-min has vowed he will become a better player for the poor run of form he is currently enduring.

Tottenham have made an unbeaten start to the season, most recently beating Marseille 2-0 on their return to the Champions League, but last year’s star forward Son is yet to score in seven matches.

Manager Antonio Conte has continued to back the South Korea international in his starting XI and Son himself has claimed his poor run is down to bad luck and finishing.

He said: “This is going to make me stronger. This is something I can see will be an improvement because I still have a lot of space for improvement. As a team and as an individual as well. Most important is that we are doing well as a team. I’ll do everything the team needs.

“If I’m honest, if I wasn’t getting chances in the game I would be worried but I’m still getting chances. In some games, there have been unlucky moments. In some games, it has been a bad finish.

“In some games I’m really frustrated because if I have some massive chances and the ball doesn’t go in. It makes me just laugh. But I am not worried about it because the team and the staff and all the fans are helping me.

“I think if I score one the confidence will be back and I hope I can go on and score more goals.”

Son has an excellent record against upcoming opponents Manchester City, scoring once and setting up two more goals in Spurs’ pair of victories against the Premier League champions last season. However, he remains more focused on delivering his part in a good team performance.

“Just because I have a good record against them doesn’t mean I’ll do something great or have magical moments,” Son added. “It doesn’t mean anything. Saturday is a massive game against one of the best teams in the world so we need to prepare for the game really well.

“I’ll do what the team needs. This is my aim. It will be a really difficult game and we are short of time to recover. It’s really important we recover well. Good sleep, good eating. We have to be ready for a big battle.”

Tottenham’s trip to Manchester City on Saturday could be postponed following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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