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Scored in 9 games… Son Heung-min must live, Tottenham can live too

‘King of Scorer’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham Hotspur) ended the long silence and reported the goal. League 4 goal. Attention is focusing on whether Son Heung-min will be able to revive the team with this goal and save the team that is in slump.

Son Heung-min scored a key goal in the 27th minute of the second half when the team led 3-0 in the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL) round 19 visit to Crystal Palace held at Selhurst Park in London, England on the 5th (Korean time). Son Heung-min finished with a left-footed shot after Harry Kane’s roving pass hit the opponent’s body and fell. It has been 9 matches since the hat-trick against Leicester City last September. Tottenham, who won 4-0, kept 5th 토토사이트 place with a record of 10 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses (33 points).

On this day, Son Heung-min roared as he threw off his black mask after splitting the net. It has been a long time since a patented ‘click’ ceremony was held. It was a cool after-party to shake off the stuffiness of the past. Son Heung-min was sluggish, scoring only 3 goals in the league before the game that day. Tottenham manager Antonio Conte even pointed out that “Son Heung-min needs to develop further.” He had injured his facial bones, couldn’t even get along with full-back Ivan Perisic, and his confidence seemed to be waning.

Son Heung-min, who broke the scoreless chain, said after the game, “I was really sorry for the team. I hope today will be a turning point.” Coach Conte said, “I am happy that Sonny (Son Heung-min) and Kane scored,” and “A player needs goals for confidence. (This score) is really important.” Kane, who scored two goals that day, also said, “I hope today’s score will give Son Heung-min the confidence to start the rest of the season again.”

There is a reason why everyone is paying attention to Son Heung-min. Coach Conte called his performance last season (4th place) a “miracle”. And the miracle was possible thanks to Son Heung-min, the ‘scorer’. Moreover, Tottenham’s attacking line has collapsed with injuries to Hischarlisson, Luca Mora and Dejan Kluszewski. You can’t recruit large players in the winter transfer market like other competing clubs. This is why Son Heung-min must rebound.

In fact, even if you look at the entire history of Tottenham, Son Heung-min is already a club legend. After joining the team in the 2015-2016 season, Son Heung-min was selected as Tottenham’s Player of the Year three times (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2021-2022). Harry Kane (twice), Christian Eriksen (twice), and Gareth Bale (one time) also failed to achieve. Only Robbie Keane is in the same position as Son Heung-min in the third round. Even if it was not the top scorer performance last season, everyone has no choice but to pay attention to Son Heung-min’s toes.

Prior to joining Son Heung-min, Tottenham ranked 8th – 4th – 5th – 4th – 5th – 6th – 5th (average 5.3). After joining, the rankings for the 7 seasons are 3rd – 2nd – 3rd – 4th – 6th – 7th – 4th (average 4.1). The fact that the average ranking has risen to 4th place, which is the right to advance to the UEFA Champions League (Champs), means that the club’s 메이저놀이터 status has increased. In fact, Tottenham has advanced to the Champions League five times since joining Son Heung-min. In the 2018-2019 season, he even won runner-up. On the other hand, in the 7 seasons immediately before Son Heung-min joined, he only advanced to the Champions League once.