“MOM Collector” for 7th time this season… Son Heung-min’s 11th goal was crucial

December 25, 2023 | by

Son Heung-min (Tottenham) was selected as MOM.

Tottenham won 2-1 against Everton in the 18th round of the English Premier League in the 2023-24 season on the 24th (Korea time).

Tottenham rose to fourth place by garnering three consecutive wins in the league. It is four points shorter than Arsenal (40 points), who tied the game 1-1 in Liverpool on the day.

Hishalisson scored Tottenham’s first goal on the day. Hishalisson, who played as a forward striker, scored his fifth goal of the season by completing Brennan Johnson’s low cross.

Afterwards, Son Heung-min took the lead. In the 18th minute of the first half, Johnson returned a right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area to Dejan Kulusevski, but Jordan Pickford blocked it. However, Son did not miss the ball that bounced off and shook the net with a right-footed shot. It was the moment when he scored his 11th goal in the league this season.

Son scored his 10th Premier League goal in the 16th round of the Premier League against Newcastle United, setting a new record of double-digit goals for eight consecutive Premier League seasons. He then scored again in two matches, igniting the race for the top scorer.

Son Heung-min, who scored 11 goals, tied for third in scoring after Erling Holland (14 goals) and Mohamed Salah (12 goals).

In addition, Son, who scored 114 goals overall in the Premier League, has risen to 23rd place overall in scoring, beating Ian Wright (113 goals). Tied for 21st place above are Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling, who scored 120.

He was selected as the “Man of the Match” along with a meaningful record on the day. It was overwhelming indeed. In a vote for “Man of the Match,” which was conducted on the league’s official website, Son garnered an overwhelming 67.7 percent of the vote, beating over Guglielmo Vicario (15.1 percent).

Starting with the fourth-round match against Fulham, who scored his first to third goals this season with a hat-trick, Son Heung-min was named Man of the Match for the seventh time this season.

It was natural for Son to get a good rating. “Statistical media” Fuscoord.COM gave Son 7.6, the third highest rating among Tottenham players. The highest rating was 8.5 for defender Emerson Royal.

“Footmob” gave Son the fourth highest score of 7.8. Vicario got the highest score of 8.9. “Sky Sports” gave Son the highest score of 8 points to Vicario and others. “Football London” gave Son the third highest score of 7 points after Vicario (9 points) and Ben Davis (8 points).

After the match, Son explained how he scored through Spurs Play. “I liked Johnson and Kulusevski’s teamwork and Johnson’s shots. Fortunately, the ball came directly to me and scored a goal. I didn’t kick as well as I thought, but it went into the net,” Son said.

Son has displayed considerable momentum this season. As he assumed the captaincy after Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), he felt more responsibility and pressure than ever. He has been playing consistently despite various changes.

Son, who plays as a left winger, saw his position change as a striker in lieu of Hishalisson. Nevertheless, he has maintained his sharpness. With 11 goals scored this season, he has displayed better decision-making power than ever.

The game started as a left winger, whom Son often played. “As always, I just try to score. I’m ready no matter what position the coach puts me in,” he said. “I always work for the team and I like to work for the team.”

In particular, he is encouraged by the fact that he shook off his slump in the previous season. Last season, he suffered internal fractures and hernia, which caused his condition to deteriorate. He also played in the bench, not as a starter. He only scored 10 goals in the last season’s league. However, he has already surpassed the previous season by playing only 18 league games this season. 헤라카지노

Regarding his physical condition this season, he said, “I suffered a lot throughout the last season, but now I’m working hard for the team without any pain.”

Tottenham’s prospects for this season were not so bright. This is because after Kane left, Enzi Postecoglou, who had no leadership experience in the big leagues, sat at the head coach. Before the season, Tottenham’s evaluation was not positive.

However, he is now cruising to fourth place in the league. In the first 10 games, he had eight wins and two draws, and went on an unbeaten run. He couldn’t avoid a downtrend at a time when there were many injured. However, if the injured return and the January transfer window goes well, there is a good chance that he will look higher.

Son Heung-min has high expectations for entering the top four. “Top 4 is our goal. I want to keep getting better,” he said.


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