“And for the first time since he’s been at Tottenham, he has a real competition with Richarlison.” But Redknapp claimed it would not take long before Son returned to his best.
However, not even he would have expected the 30-year-old to score a hat-trick off the bench. But two stunning long-range goals followed by a strike VAR initially deemed to be offside sealed the match ball for Son.
Redknapp added: “I have no doubts with Son, he’s a brilliant player, amazing player and he will get goals. It’s just a little bit of a confidence blip at the moment.”
Spurs boss Antonio Conte explained his decision to drop Son when speaking ahead of the match. He said it was purely down to giving his players a rest, something Spurs have not been able to do in recent years.
Conte said: “I explained every time in the press conference before the game, the rotations, we need to start making them. It wasn’t good in the past for Tottenham, we will not make the same mistake.”
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