BBC pundit Glen Murray has discussed the potential impact of James Maddison’s injury on Heung-min Son’s performances in the latest episode of the BBC Fantasy 606 Podcast.
Heung-min Son and James Maddison have formed a sensational partnership in the attack with the summer signing from Leicester developing an immediate understanding with the South Korean. The duo have a combined 11 goals and 6 assists between them already this season.
Maddison made an instant impact since joining in the summer, becoming an integral part of the Spurs attack. But he suffered an injury against Chelsea which is set to keep him out of action for the rest of the year.
This has come as a big blow for Ange, and his absence was visible against Wolves the following week where Spurs struggled to create any real chances. Heung-min Son also had a relatively quiet night with the game resulting in Tottenham’s second defeat of the season.
Discussing whether Son will have a lesser impact in Maddison’s absence, Murray said:
“I’m not saying that, I’m talking from a Fantasy Football perspective. Will Son have less impact without James Maddison providing him? And therefore is it worth thinking about selling Son and getting others in the team.”
“Why does it have to be a negative? Why isn’t it a positive. Why can’t Son step on from this point? I think he can yeah, apart from last season he always has done when Kane has been missing.”
Can Son step up? Sure! He has already stepped up in the absence of Kane and become their main man upfront.
But you need players to create chances for him. It is the players around him that will need to step up. The likes of Lo Celso, Kulusevski and Bentancur will need to shoulder the responsibility to create opportunities.