“Asking for two runs,” “It couldn’t be worse.” … Son Heung-min’s “Worst Day” against Newcastle → “Lowest GPA” within the team

April 14, 2024 | by

Son Heung-min, who had his worst day against Newcastle United, could not avoid criticism from the local media.

In an away match against Newcastle United in the 33rd round of the 2023-24 Premier League at St. James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, England on the 13th (Korea time), Son was substituted 13 minutes into the second half for his worst performance that allowed two runs. Tottenham lost heavily, 0-4.

Tottenham produced a 4-2-3-1 formation on the day. Guglielmo Vicario kept the goal, while Destiny Udogi, Mickey Van der Pen, Christian Romero and Pedro Porro made up the back four. In the midfield, Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur worked together, and Timo Werner, James Maddison and Brennan Johnson were deployed in the second line. Son Heung-min was named in the front line one-top position.

Son Heung-min gave up two runs with his worst performance, becoming the cause of the defeat.

Son Heung-min’s mistake came from Newcastle’s opening goal scene in the 30th minute of the first half. Son Heung-min made a pass mistake and gave possession of the ball to Newcastle, and Bruno Guimarães tried to pass a long pass forward. Anthony Gordon, who succeeded in receiving the ball after winning a physical fight with Udo-gi, put a penetrating pass in front of Alexander Isaac, and Isaac, who beat Van der Pen, scored the first goal while shaking Tottenham’s net without difficulty.

Three minutes after the loss, he gave up an additional run and collapsed. The prisoner made an inaccurate back pass in Tottenham’s camp, and Gordon blocked it in the middle and took a chance to score. Once again, VanDerpen tried to stop it, but Gordon beat VanDerpen into Tottenham’s net.

Son lost the ball again in the sixth minute of the second half, making it the third cause of the loss. Guimarães stole the ball from Son and attempted a long pass toward the front. Since then, Isaac beat Van der Pen at a high speed, entered the box, and shook the net with a left footed shot, achieving multiple goals on the day.

With the worst performance, Son eventually failed to play even 60 minutes and was pulled out of the bench 13 minutes into the second half. Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou boldly invited Son and deployed Dejan Kulusevski.

Son Heung-min, who challenged the top scorer and the top scorer with 15 goals and 9 assists this season, had the worst day of his career by being involved in the loss scene twice.

After Son Heung-min was absent, Tottenham lost one more goal and suffered a complete 0-4 defeat.

According to the soccer statistics outlet Sofa Score, Son recorded two key passes while playing 58 minutes, but failed to hit a single shot. There were as many as seven turnovers. Two of them resulted in lost goals.

Of course, Son Heung-min’s evaluation after the game was not good.

Football London of England said, “It was a bad day for the Tottenham captain. He had a hard time catching the ball in the center, and both of Newcastle’s goals came after Son lost ownership of the ball. Son finished the game in just 58 minutes,” giving three points in grading. It was the lowest rating in his team. 퀸알바

The media also said, “He only played 58 minutes. It was amazing to see Postecoglou decide to remove his captain,” adding, “Things did not go his way over the past few games. The match against West Ham and Nottingham Forest had little impact, and the opposing defenders neutralized Son.”

“In the match against Newcastle, I made a mistake of losing the ball several times in the first half, and unfortunately, it led to two of Newcastle’s four goals,” he said, adding that Son Heung-min has been struggling recently.

The same was true for the British Daily Mail. The British daily newspaper said, “Son Heung-min rarely showed worse performance than this on a few days. He led Tottenham’s attack, but rarely caught the ball. When he caught the ball, he lost most of it, including Newcastle’s third goal. He was replaced after less than an hour of running,” giving the player a four-point rating. The score was the lowest after Mickey Van der Pen.

Son Heung-min, who had the worst day of the season, will once again try to achieve 10-10 in the North London derby against Arsenal scheduled for the 28th, two weeks later.


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