Son Heung-min received favorable reviews for his performance against Manchester City.
Tottenham Hotspur won 1-0 against Manchester City in the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 6th. Tottenham, who won 3 points, succeeded in winning the league, narrowing the gap with Newcastle United in 4th place and maintaining 5th place in the league.
It was Harry Kane’s goal that decided the game. Tottenham, who brought the ball through forward pressure in the 15th minute of the first half, quickly tried to counterattack, and Kane, who received a pass from Pierre-Emile Hoivier, cut Manchester City’s net with a sophisticated shot and scored the opening goal. Kane’s opening goal became the winning goal, giving Tottenham three points.
A goal early in the game could have called for carelessness. However, Tottenham maintained their concentration until the end of the game and blocked Man City’s attack. Man City was unable to score an equalizer despite not only attacking with EPL top scorer Elling Haaland, but also putting in Kevin the Brawiner, the team’s ace, in the second half. Even in the 42nd minute of the second half, Cristian Romero was sent off due to accumulated warnings, but Tottenham endured with defensive concentration. 메이저놀이터
Overall, Tottenham’s performance was good. Eric Dier and Emerson Royal, which had been criticized in the meantime, also received good reviews. Alesdair Gold, a reporter dedicated to Tottenham for England’s ‘Football London’, gave Dyer a rating of 9, saying, “This is the first time in an EPL match that Haaland has not attempted a shot or even touched a touch in the box.” granted As for Emerson, he gave a rating of 10 with the evaluation that he perfectly blocked Jack Grealish. For reference, the rating of Kane, the protagonist of the winning goal, is 9 points.
Son Heung-min received 8 points. Son Heung-min, the ‘Man City Killer’, finished warming up by scoring multiple goals, including Wonder Goal, in the FA Cup match against Preston, the previous game, but failed to score as well as attack points in this game. did.
Nonetheless, it is still considered to have performed well. Reporter Gold commented on Son Heung-min’s performance against Manchester City with a score of 8, “The breakthrough from the box to the box in the beginning seemed to give Son Heung-min confidence. Also, the appearance of attacking the left flank and center was a constant threat to Man City.” did.
Attack points aren’t everything. Son Heung-min was not involved in scoring, but received good reviews. Heung-Min Son, who raised fans’ expectations by winning the top scorer last season, was disappointed as the silence this season was prolonged. However, Son Heung-min’s influence in Tottenham was still great, and the match against Man City was a game that confirmed this.