Son Heung-min @ Tottenham Hotspur FC 2019-2020 [R]

Discussion in 'Korean Players Abroad' started by Kenny South, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Kenny South

    Kenny South Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    South Korea
    May 25, 2019
    He's so great Juve can't wait to get rid of him.



    5 league goals is miles above Lukaku. Right.
     
  2. inten

    inten Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    22 the season before in Serie A, total of 57 goals in 128 appearances for Juve despite the poor season as well as being a creative outlet behind the main striker(s) for the most part.
    He’s suited to being a second striker or a 10, and was played out of position all of last season (understandably, since Juve got Ronaldo).

    I don’t really see the logic in ManU getting him since he doesn’t fit Ole’s tactics. Interested to see where he goes if he doesn’t fit with Sarriball either.
     
  3. Kenny South

    Kenny South Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
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    May 25, 2019
  4. Kenny South

    Kenny South Member

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    May 25, 2019
    Lucas Moura is on FIRE!!!

     
  5. mike5th

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  6. Kenny South

    Kenny South Member

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    South Korea
    May 25, 2019
    More garbage news. Unfortunately, another lack luster year for Levy the Tightwad.

    All about Spurs: with Son and Winks

    podcast: https://pca.st/L015

    Tuesday 6 August 2019
     
  7. wetcrispy

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    Jul 5, 2007
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    Paulo Dybala endured a difficult season with Juventus. The Argentine was the primary attacking casualty of Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Turin, with the Argentine dropped as the club’s main man in the final third. Indeed, Dybala netted just five goals and registered four assists for the Old Lady last season, a disappointing return no matter of Ronaldo’s arrival for a Juventus side that netted 70 times last season.



    The 25-year-old is now believed to be considering his future in Turin and as one might expect, interest for Dybala would be high if Juventus are prepared to cash in on the £80m-rated star. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettinho has previously lavished praise on his compatriot, in 2018 stating: “It’s always nice to play against the best in the world. I put Dybala in that category.”



    Pochettino made his declaration for the forward ahead of Spurs’ Champions League second leg meeting with Juventus, a game that Dybala ultimately scored the winning goal in to send the Italian powerhouse into the next round of the competition. If a deal can be struck, then Pochettino is one who’ll likely sanction his arrival.



    Even after such an underwhelming season, Dybala is one worth breaking the bank for. He has previousled proved when the main man and not moved away from his favoured position, he can shine. You only have to look at the fact that, the campaign prior to Ronaldo’s arrival, the Argentina international netted 22 goals and provided a further five assists for Juventus where he played predominantly behind Gonzalo Higuain in the number 10 role.



    Last season, though, former boss Max Allegri largely strayed away from a 4-2-3-1 setup to a 4-3-3 system and it saw Dybala’s form dip, with his WhoScored rating reflecting that as it dropped considerably from 7.77 to 7.08. It’s no coincidence, however, that Dybala’s best performances again came when he started behind the striker with his WhoScored rating when starting as a number 10 (7.56) his best of his three starting positions.



    Pochettino is a manager whose system is largely dependent on at least one player operating behind the frontman, be it in a 4-2-3-1, a 3-4-1-2 or a 4-3-1-2 formation. That role is largely dependent on his options in midfield, be it deeper or in behind the frontmen, and it’s a position that Christian Eriksen or Dele Alli would compete for and with the former linked with a move away from Tottenham as he enters the final year of his contract, it’s feasible to suggest Dybala would come in as a replacement for the Dane.

    The two have a differing style of attacking, with Eriksen offering more off the ball, but if Spurs are able to cash in on the Denmark international, then Spurs could still make moves for Dybala and Giovani Lo Celso, with the latter another linked with a big money summer switch to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The latest eight-year shirt sponsorship deal with AIA that was announced on Thursday is thought to be worth £360m and is believed to be the third biggest of its kind in the Premier League, so the money is there to be spent to improve the squad between now and the August 8th transfer deadline.



    What’s key with Dybala is that he affords Pochettino attacking flexibility with his compatriot able to play both in the number 10 role and as a striker, so the Spurs boss could continue with the 4-3-1-2 setup that served him well last season. Ndombele provides additional thrust from deep and the Frenchman’s goal contribution from open play, despite performing in a central midfield berth, will serve as a boost for the team.



    If Dybala is brought in - and it’s worth stressing that’s a huge ‘if’ at present with Manchester United also keen on the Juventus man - then Pochettino would have four top class frontline options in Dybala, Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura. Kane is an immediate starter, of that there is no doubt, but should Dybala make the switch to London, then it’ll allow the Spurs vice-captain to operate closer to the opposition box to maximise a statistically calculated WhoScored strength of ‘finishing’.



    Kane is prone to dropping deep to linking up with the midfield, he himself having started his career as a number 10 rather than an out-and-out number 9, but even here; Dybala and Spurs could thrive and the attacking unpredictability would make the north London side one of the most devastating offensive sides in England.



    Other reports claim Dybala is eager to remain in Italy and fight for his place at Juventus, but with newly-appointed head coach Maurizio Sarri preferring a 4-3-3 system, it’ll limit the forward from playing in his favoured starting role in Turin. Should Spurs get this deal over the line, however, then it’ll be one of the transfers of the summer and send out a message to their rivals that they mean serious business in their push for silverware.
     
  8. Kenny South

    Kenny South Member

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    May 25, 2019
    Pochettino is obsessed with overrated Argentine garbage. Levy is not going to pay 300K a week for this garbage.

     
  9. nmssis

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    May 21, 2011
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    lo celso not coming?
     
  10. wetcrispy

    wetcrispy Moderator
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    Jul 5, 2007
    hollywoo
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    i think dybala would be a good fit for spurs' needs since he can play in the hole off of kane, step into the striker role when kane drops deep, be a backup for kane, and play as a inside forward if needed.
     
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  11. Kenny South

    Kenny South Member

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    May 25, 2019
    Spurs have bigger issues like getting a world class LB and RB. That's their main issue that they are not addressing.

    Dybala is a luxury surplus garbage who is unlikely to succeed in EPL. Juventus isn't stupid. They've seen this garbage stink up a joint for the last few years. If Dybala start taking playing time away from Son and Lucas, it's not going to go down well with the rest of the team. He's going to stink up that dressing room for everyone. Pochettino is not seeing any of this problem clearly because he's obsessed with bring more Argentinians to the club for whatever reason.

    I can't see Spurs paying 300K a week for this garbage. You think Kane is going to enjoy watching some idiot who score 5 league goals last year make more than him? You think Son is going to be around in few years?

    Spurs will be dealing with the same problem that United is dealing with Sanchez.
     
  12. inten

    inten Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    Yeah attacking depth is sorely needed, and a player of Dybala’s caliber shouldn’t be ignored. The wages and fees are going to be a problem, so we’ll see where this goes.
     
  13. 12th Player

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    I agree about Dybala's fit as Pochettino sorely needs another talent of his caliber who can give him the ability to rotate his overworked frontline and to field a different look.

    IMHO, the bigger question is what will happen if and when Eriksen leaves. That's a huge hole to plug and frankly I'm not completely sold on Coutinho. Besides, if Levy buys Dybala can you see him shelling out the mega bucks needed to land Coutinho as well? And pay their oversized wages?
     
  14. inten

    inten Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    I don’t think coutinho was ever meant to replace Eriksen. Seems talks fell through with him anyways.

    I think Lo Celso is meant to be cover for Eriksen, and once that deal is finalized Tottenham will let Eriksen go.
     
  15. 12th Player

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    Just saw the news about El Celso. I think they will be done after Sessegnon. I was sure they would sign a proper backup for Kane but after last season Pech is doubling down in midfield.
     
  16. nmssis

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    don't know how reliable but...
     
  17. nmssis

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  18. nmssis

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    this is what they needed, well done!
     
  19. inten

    inten Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    Wow, pretty good transfers. Didn’t expect Levy to shell out the money lol
     
  20. Gash Basher

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    Aug 26, 2012
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    Manchester United FC
    Son not starting nor on the bench. Is he injured?
     
  21. Gash Basher

    Gash Basher Member

    Aug 26, 2012
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    Never mind he’s still serving his match ban, ain’t he?
     
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  22. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
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    Yes
     
  23. Kenny South

    Kenny South Member

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  24. wetcrispy

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    wanyama - dembele midfield was so good on paper but injuries never let them reach their ceiling
     
  25. k_c_n_y_t

    k_c_n_y_t Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
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    Nov 23, 2018
    Ndombele is out so it’s more likely Son slots back in the starting lineup. Probably goes to the 4-2-3-1 formation where Son will play on the left
     

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