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Heung-min Son sends bullish message after being dropped against West Ham. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Heung-min Son says he “needs to accept” being dropped by Tottenham after his poor form this season saw him left out of the starting line-up for only a second time. 

The South Korean has endured a difficult campaign since winning the Premier League Golden Boot last time out and was dropped for the second time this season for Sunday’s win over West Ham.

Richarlison was picked alongside Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevksi. Still, much as he did against Leicester in October, the 29-year-old scored minutes after coming off the bench as Spurs made it into the top four.

Son Heung-min responded to being dropped with a goal to help Tottenham beat West Ham 2-0 and move back into the Premier League top four. (Getty Images) 

Spurs take advantage of Newcastle’s slip-up against Liverpool by moving above the Magpies into fourth to aid the recovery of manager Antonio Conte, who remains in Italy after gallbladder surgery.

Twenty Premier League starts this season have yielded only two goals, though Son now has four in two substitute appearances. (Getty Images)

Speaking after the win, Son said: “It’s not what you want, sitting on the bench, to be honest. “But it’s a decision you have to accept and football can also change from the bench. When I’m sitting on the bench obviously I’m not happy, but if I come on, I try my best and try to help the team.

Spurs now sit fourth in the Premier League, having leapfrogged Newcastle into the Champions League places. They will look to strengthen their hold on it when they come up against struggling Chelsea in their next Premier League outing.



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