Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min has been urged to be more clever about his runs in behind the defence.
The South Korean international has been caught out offside more times than any player in the Premier League this season.
The 31-year-old has had a number of goals ruled out for offside and Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg believes that he needs to time his runs better.
He told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football (broadcast on 27/11; 18:56): “I think he needs to trust his speed a bit more. You can go short and then go. He has to be more clever about it.
“And maybe I’m a positive human being, but give him a bit of time. It’s totally different to play as a winger or playing as a nine.”
Son has been outstanding for Tottenham this season and he has 8 goals in 13 Premier League matches. He has carried the goal-scoring burden in the absence of Harry Kane but there is no doubt that he could improve further.
The 31-year-old is a bonafide match-winner and a world-class player on his day. However, if he can address the little shortcomings in his game going forward, he could be an exceptional performer for Tottenham.
The north London outfit will be hoping to secure Champions League qualification this season and they are currently 5th in the league table. The South Korean is likely to play a key role in their quest for a top-four finish this season.
Tottenham started the season well but they have now crashed to three league defeats in a row. A number of injury problems have resulted in their decline in form. It remains to be seen whether Tottenham can get back to their best once again and finish the season strongly.