Son Heung-min has acknowledged that he is beginning to “laugh” at his goalless streak for Tottenham, but he is confident that he will soon score a string of goals.
After scoring 23 goals in the previous campaign, the Spurs winger shared the Premier League’s Golden Boot. His reputation increased even more after he matched Mohamed Salah pound for pound and, unlike Salah, didn’t score any penalties.
He hasn’t been able to start strong this term and maintain such form, though.
He has only assisted one Premier League goal this season, but Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski, and Harry Kane have all contributed to goals across all competitions.
Son has acknowledged that he doesn’t really worry because he still feels like a key component of every Tottenham attack. He did, however, acknowledge that frustration was beginning to set in.
“I’m OK. If I’m honest, if I wasn’t getting chances in the game I would be worried but I’m still getting chances,” the South Korean told Football.London.
“In some games, there have been unlucky moments. In some games, it has been a bad finish.
“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.”
Nevertheless, Son backed himself to restore his confidence once one goal went in.
He added: “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 started each of Tottenham’s first six Premier League contests. The North London team is still unbeaten after four victories, two draws, and 12 goals.