It was a bitter defeat, but Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) was also Son Heung-min. The way he took care of his fans until the end was impressive.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 3-4 to Liverpool in the 34th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season held at Anfield, Liverpool, England on the 1st (hereinafter Korean time). As a result, Tottenham (54 points) fell to 6th place behind Liverpool (56 points), who played one less game.
Tottenham were dragged away by conceding three goals in the first 15 minutes of the game, but with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min’s great performances, they caught up to 3-3 at the end of the game. However, he made a pass mistake in the defensive area just before the end of the game, and eventually collapsed by allowing Diogo Jota a theatrical goal.
The team was defeated, but Son Heung-min’s performance stood out. He swallowed regret by hitting only the post twice, but in the 32nd minute of the second half, he received a long pass from Christian Romero and scored a wonderful chase goal. In extra time in the second half, he helped Richarlison equalize with a sharp free kick.
He also set a record. Son Heung-min struggled with a different role this season and an orbital fracture, but this day scored 10 league goals and 5 assists. He became the 11th player to score in double digits in seven consecutive seasons, behind Michael Owen, Thierry Henry, Robbie Keane, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku, Kane, Sadio Mane and Jamie Vardy. became a player
Of course, Son Heung-min couldn’t help but laugh. It is because Tottenham lost again, and advancement to the UEFA Champions League next season was virtually nullified. Unfortunately, the missed scoring opportunity was inevitable.
Even so, Son Heung-min did not forget the fans who must have been more upset than he was. According to England’s ‘Football London’, Tottenham away fans who visited Anfield shouted, “We want our money back,” demanding the resignation of chairman Daniel Levy. It reminded me of the 1-6 defeat against Newcastle just a week ago.크크크벳
Son Heung-min stayed at the stadium until the end and comforted them. The media said, “Even after many players had already left, Son Heung-min spent a lot of time applauding the fans. He was the last Tottenham player to leave the stadium. His expression showed everything after a brutal defeat.” This is the part where you can feel how much Son Heung-min thinks of his fans.
On the other hand, Son Heung-min’s surviving performance also drew attention. The media said, “Son Heung-min looked completely devastated by the final result. He had a really difficult season, but in the last two games he looked more like his old self and was much sharper inside and outside the box.” If it hadn’t been for the bad luck with the goal post, I would have scored a hat trick.”