Roy Keane - Heung-min Son does not deserve prominent role at Tottenham Hotspur
Former Manchester United legend turned pundit, Roy Keane does not believe Heung-min Son deserves a prominent role despite showing promise from the starting line-up. The South Korea international has played a decisive role for Spurs this season, but Keane believes the forward is just a 'good little player'.
Speaking in ITV's coverage of the Champions League, Keane said: "He’s a good little player. I don’t think he’d be one of your main guys, but certainly as a backup to the other attacking players."
Heung-min added his fourth goal of the campaign during the 2-1 comeback win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and Keane feels the victory will provide a much-needed boost prior to Saturday's Premier League outing versus West Bromwich Albion at the Wembley Stadium, he said: "It was a good response from Tottenham from the weekend, because you’re on about testing their character, and they’ve shown that again."
Son, 25, joined the north London giants from German side Bayer Leverkusen back in the summer of 2015, and he has since amassed 27 goals in over 80 appearances in all competitions. The marksman also played a significant role in South Korea's progress to the World Cup finals in Russia, and he currently finds himself shortlisted for this year's Asian International Player of the Year accolade.
Spurs suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal last weekend, and Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate for three points versus the Baggies, who are currently lingering in the tail-end of the standings. The west Midlands side axed Tony Pulis from his head coach role - owing to their dismal run, and caretaker Gary Megson has a huge task at hand at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Tottenham are currently 11 points adrift of Manchester City at the top of the table and their chances of competing for the Premier League title look bleak. Spurs do have a game against the Citizens next month, but their tendency to drop points against the lesser clubs have dented their progress this term.