The Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) we used to know is back. He shows off his unique dribbling breakthrough and hits bold shots without hesitation. Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min, who had been somewhat sluggish last month, regained his confidence, and favorable reviews were poured out locally.
Tottenham won 1-0 in the 2022-23 season English Premier League (EPL) round 22 home game against Manchester City held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 6th (Korean time). He defended Harry Kane’s winning goal in the 15th minute of the first half.
Tottenham, who won two league victories in a row, recorded 12 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses (39 points), chasing 4th place Newcastle United (40 points) with a difference of one point. Including the England Football Association (FA) Cup, it is three consecutive victories in official matches.
On this day, Son Heung-min, who started as a side striker, stood at the center of Tottenham’s ‘counterattack after player defense’ strategy.
Son Heung-min dribbled about 40m from the bottom of the half line from the first minute and gave the opponent a big threat. Even when Manchester City took the initiative and launched an attack, the reason why they could not raise the line closely was due to the fear of counters aiming for space behind the defense centered on Son Heung-min, Kane, and Dejan Kulusevski.
Son Heung-min performed impressively in the second half by making bold dribble breakthroughs and counterattacks several times. He also showed the confident mid-range shooting that he showed when he became the top scorer last season. Son Heung-min was replaced by Ips Bisuma in the 39th minute of the second half when the team was leading 1-0.
After the match, Gary Neville, the ‘legend’ of Manchester United, welcomed Son Heung-min’s performance through ‘Sky Sports’ in the UK.
Neville said, “Son Heung-min played the best game of the season.” 바카라
England’s ‘Football London’ also gave a rating of 8, saying, “Son Heung-min was full of confidence from the beginning,” and “He was constantly threatening Man City while actively moving the left and center.”
‘Evening Standard’, which recently poured out harsh criticism towards Son Heung-min, did not forget to praise Son Heung-min as much as Man City. The media commented, “(Son Heung-min’s) game has gotten much better,” and “He looks confident when handling the ball. I feel his form is returning.”
Son Heung-min, who was joint top scorer in the EPL with 23 goals last season, has been somewhat slowed down this season due to injuries and intensive checks from opponents. This season, he is recording 8 goals and 3 assists, including 4 goals and 3 assists in the league, the European Football Federation Champions League (UCL) and the English Football Association (FA) Cup.
Son Heung-min, who spread the wings of resurrection by scoring multiple goals in the FA Cup round of 32 against Preston on the 29th of last month, is leading the rise of Tottenham.