‘Son Heung-min will play 61 minutes’ Tottenham loses in a friendly match against Newcastle in Australia after a close penalty shootout

May 23, 2024 | by

Immediately after the end of the regular English Premier League schedule in the 2023-2024 season, Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who boarded a flight to Melbourne, Australia, showed off his strong physical strength, but failed to prevent his team’s defeat.

Tottenham lost 4-5 in a friendly match against Newcastle United (England) at the Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, on the 22nd after a penalty shootout as it failed to conclude 1-1 in the 90 minutes of the first half.

Tottenham faced off at midnight on the 20th (Korea Standard Time) in the 38th round of the 2023-2024 Premier League. They had a showdown in Australia less than three days after that. Australia is the home country of Tottenham manager En Postecoglou.

On this day, both teams started most of the main players who played in the regular league. Tottenham played Son Heung-min, Mickey van der Pen and James Maddison, while Newcastle started with Alexander Isak and Bruno Guimarães.

Son Heung-min, who achieved the Premier League’s sixth record of “10 goals-10 assists” with 17 goals and 10 assists this season, opened the door with a left-footed shot in the third minute of the first half. In the process, the ball hit the Newcastle defender’s arm, but the game went on as VAR was not implemented because it was an event game.

Tottenham, which swallowed its disappointment, took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when Madison, who stole Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope’s pass, shook the net with a left-footed shot. At this time, Madison’s handball foul occurred in an instant, but the score was recognized as it was. 안전놀이터

Son Heung-min put up a sharp cross from the left side in the 40th minute of the first half, but Brennan Johnson’s shot was blocked by the goalkeeper’s defense, which failed to lead to help.

After overcoming the crisis of extra goal, Isak scored an equalizer in the 45th minute of the first half, and the two teams, which balanced 1-1 with each other, deployed a large number of substitute resources in the second half to arrange the physical strength of their main players. Son Heung-min was replaced by Brian Hill in the 16th minute of the second half and stepped down to the bench.

Since then, both teams, who have fought at odds, failed to score an additional goal and entered a penalty shootout after the end of the regular time, and Hill’s kick as Tottenham’s No. 1 kicker was blocked by the Newcastle goalkeeper, losing 4-5.


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