Son Heung-min should not start every game for Tottenham, and Conte thinks Son Heung-min should be rotated.
In each of Son’s seven full seasons at Spurs, he has made at least 40 appearances across all competitions. His only season in England in which he started fewer than 30 games was his first.
The South Korean attacker has started each of his club’s seven games this season, but he hasn’t scored and has only contributed one assist.
Following the January arrival of Dejan Kulusevski and the close-season signing of Richarlison, Conte now appears to have the necessary depth to leave Son out of his team given this subpar performance.
In the Champions League on Tuesday against Sporting CP, the Tottenham manager might do that.
Although the postponement of the weekend’s game against Manchester City.
Due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II – has given his team more time to recover.
Attempting to fit Son, Richarlison, Kulusevski and Harry Kane into the same XI, Conte said:
“The postponed game allows me to make a different decision.
“Against Man City, I would have played with certain players, but now I change things in my mind.”
However, pushed on the possibility of Son being left out at some stage, the coach replied:
“I think when you try to build something important, with ambition and try to be competitive and win, you have to change old habits – otherwise you stay in balance and you don’t want to have ambition.
“For this reason, all the players have to accept that rotation is part of this aspect.
“We have four players [up front], and it’s very difficult right now to drop one.
“I have to take the best decision, sometimes for the players.
“Sometimes it’s better to come in for 20, 30 minutes for them.
“I’m here to change the habit. The habit was that the players were used to playing all the time. Big clubs have a big squad.
“We don’t have a big squad, but we have just started this process.”
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