Tottenham Hotspur crashed out of the FA Cup to lower league opposition and it was another game in which Heung-min Son flattered to deceive.

In a game of extremely few chances, it was Championship outfit Middlesbrough that ran out victors at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday night, thanks to a goal from teenage substitute Josh Cobern, who netted an extra-time winner to remove Spurs’ final hope of silverware in 2021/22.

“When you play this kind of game, you need to be great from the start,” manager Antonio Conte stated after the defeat. “We had the chances to score and to eliminate the game however we didn’t take them.”

The South Korean enemy was among those inefficient players as he failed to find the net from 4 shots on target. His tally alone accounted for 66.6% of the Lilywhites’ overall efforts on target, so it’s no surprise they never ever found the net throughout 120 minutes.

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He had absolutely no shots on target that day, so this time, he was just more lacklustre with his efforts, having been given a chance to change the game. Again, however, he let his manager and the side down.

Somewhere else, he showed to be among the most inefficient players on the ball, stopping working to sign up a single effective dribble from three attempts. A bad return up against a Championship backline and considering his top-flight average of 1.7 successful efforts per game.


Kid was weak in his fights, too, having won just 4 battles from 13 attempts (30.7%).

It was a display that Press Association reporter Jonathan Veal described as “stunning“, whilst press reporter Rob Guest declared he had “a wretched night” up at the Riverside.

Plenty of stars took the flak on social networks, including Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Ben Davies, however none were as inefficient, weak and inefficient as Son, who as soon as again failed the Italian head coach in what has been a lacklustre run of type recently.

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