Considering the pace of competition for top scorers, it was a very disappointing finish.
Since Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) is full of competitive spirit, he must have felt frustrated walking towards the bench.
I regretted the expression I made when Son Heung-min came out as a substitute.
On the 24th (Korean time), he played well with 1 goal and 1 assist in the 9th round of the 2023-24 English Premier League against Fulham at his home stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Because the performance was good, we expected full time, but we had to leave with 10 minutes left.
These days, Son Heung-min does not play the full 90 minutes considering his physical strength and condition.
Coach Angers Postecoglou is doing his best to keep Son Heung-min in top condition, as he suffered from a hernia last season and has increased fatigue after returning from international matches.
The intention is to utilize Son Heung-min at his best, but from the player’s perspective, it may be disappointing that he is not given full-time play.
Son Heung-min’s expression seemed a little cold.
In an interview with ‘Spurs Play’ after the Fulham match, he mentioned Son Heung-min’s own fault for the facial expression that no one noticed.
He said honestly, “As a player, I always want to be on the ground. I feel a little frustrated when I am replaced.”
However, he said, “When I think about the players that will come out in the future, I think I should be happy.
Because the players that are coming in are going to play hard. Thinking about it now, I regret it. They should also be given many opportunities.
In that respect, they did not come out brightly. “This bothers me,” he expressed his mature stance. Son Heung-min waits in the background and is not considerate of young players.
When he is replaced, he kicks a water bottle or expresses strong dissatisfaction with the coach.
Thanks to his long experience as a leader through his national team, Son Heung-min also shows the quality of his captaincy at Tottenham.
Son Heung-min became Tottenham’s new captain ahead of this season. Son Heung-min is known as a representative insider among the players. 지울프-토토
During team training scenes, he always shows his friendliness by rubbing shoulders with his teammates or joking around with them.
Son Heung-min, who is always surrounded by his teammates, has shown leadership through his ability to become familiar with newly joined players in a short period of time.
Coach Postekoglou, who looked closely at this, gave Son Heung-min the captain’s armband and said, “He is respected by everyone in the locker room.
He is also captain of the Korean national team, and I took into account all his achievements at Tottenham.”
Son Heung-min, who has become a leader, exerts considerable influence both on and off the pitch.
Son Heung-min, who scored 6 goals in 4 Premier League games last month and received the Player of the Month award, is still continuing his momentum.
Son Heung-min’s scoring power exploded against Fulham as well. Son Heung-min, who once again appeared as a front-line striker, scored the first goal to break the balance in the 36th minute of the first half.
Mickey van der Pen intercepted the opponent’s pass, and through Richarlison, it was connected to Son Heung-min, who was in front of the goal.
Son Heung-min calmly bypassed one defender and struck the net with his right foot.
It was the 110th goal in Premier League history. With this goal, he surpassed Ryan Giggs (109 goals) and became tied for 26th place with Emile Heskey as the highest scorer in the Premier League.
This season, he also increased his league score to 7 goals and continued his competition for the top scorer by tying for 2nd place.
Son Heung-min became selfless in the second half.
Similar to the first goal in the 9th minute of the second half, he blocked the opponent’s pass and caught the ball in the opponent’s half.
With Son Heung-min’s kicking ability, it was expected to be a multi-goal goal, but this time he passed to James Maddison, who was penetrating in front of the goal.
Madison succeeded and recorded an assist, and the two showed off their chemistry in a dart ceremony.
As the victory solidified, coach Postekoglou called in Son Heung-min.
Although he felt a bit of regret at this time, Son Heung-min soon remembered his teammates.
In an official interview after the game, he showed off the image of an ideal leader by revealing that he would change even the smallest of his facial expressions.