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Antonio Conte says Son Heung-min would make the perfect husband for his daughter

Ryan Sidle

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Antonio Conte says Son Heung-min would make the perfect husband for his daughter

Antonio Conte has backed Son Heung-min, not just to score more goals but also to marry his daughter, following the forward's latest failed attempt to score, as you can see in the video below.

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Last season Son was the joint top goalscorer in the Premier League, although teammate Dejan Kulusevski did nearly manage to screw it up for him, as the Swede has previously explained.

With a summer of Conte's pre season, that was absolutely brutal, and further additions to the squad, Son would have been hoping to have an even bigger impact as the team set their eyes on bigger targets than just finishing fourth.

However, despite Spurs own good start to the season, which has brought 10 points from a possible 12 so far, the South Korean hasn't got into the groove yet.

Following the win over Nottingham Forest, Son has no goals and just one assist, despite playing all but 31 minutes of the league campaign to date.

Son is yet to score this season. Image: Alamy
Son is yet to score this season. Image: Alamy

Conte however isn't too worried about the forward and has backed him to start scoring again, as well as backing his character, with a ringing endorsement as the kind of person he'd like his daughter to marry.

"Sonny is a really sensible player. He's really sensible and a top man, a really good guy," the Italian said following Spurs 2-0 win over Forest on Sunday.

"If I am to give an example, I have to find a husband for my daughter I'd like to be a person like him!

"In this moment maybe he's suffering a lot that he's not scoring. But he has to continue in this way and trust himself because in every game he has the opportunity, the chance to score and then he has to be calm. We trust him and the team-mates.

"You know very well the importance of this player with Harry Kane and for sure he's a bit disappointed that he's not scoring but no problem. For me, Sonny will always be a nut in my team, in my ambition of football."

Kane celebrates scoring against Forest. Image: Alamy
Kane celebrates scoring against Forest. Image: Alamy

Whilst Son might be off form, Kulisevsky certainly isn't, and the former Juventus player's stats are already looking impressive since his move from Serie A last January.

The 22-year-old set up Harry Kane for the opening goal on Sunday afternoon meaning he's now set up his teammates more times than Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe managed during his time in the Premier League, in 58 fewer games.

With Conte having also added the showboating Richarlison to the team this season, there's less pressure on Son to start scoring right now, not that anyone would be doubting him anytime soon.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte, Son Heung Min, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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