The rise of Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), which seemed to be on the rise, was broken again in the match against Leicester City. It was a regrettable silence because it was a team that achieved a hat-trick (3 goals) this season and an opponent who was particularly strong enough to record 10 goals and 5 assists in previous head-to-head matches.
Son Heung-min started in the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL) round 23 away game against Leicester held at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 12th, but recorded only one shot and took the team’s 1 I had to watch the -4 come-from-behind defeat.
It was a more regrettable result in that the expectation for the goal was also high as it was a particularly strong opponent. It was Leicester that Son Heung-min kept silent after the opening of this season and broke the flow with a ‘hat-trick’. After the opening, he kept silent for 8 consecutive matches in the official game, and was excluded from the selection for the Leicester match at the time, but after appearing as a substitute, he calmed down local criticism with a hat-trick ‘showy’.
Not only in that game, Son Heung-min made a big success with 2 goals and 1 help in the home game last season, and accumulated 15 attack points (10 goals and 5 assists) against Leicester alone. Since he was on the rise with his team recently, the expectation for the attack point was inevitably greater than in any other game.
However, Son Heung-min could not show sharp movements that day. As usual, he started as a left-sided striker in a 3-4-2-1 format, but it was difficult to see even receiving a pass properly in an attacking situation. Early in the first half, he tried to break through the dribble from the left flank, but was content with getting a corner kick blocked by two defenders.
Not only Son Heung-min, but the overall performance of the team was very poor. In the 14th minute of the first half, he increased his momentum with Rodrigo Bentancur’s ‘lucky first goal’, but after that, it was difficult to see the attacking scene. This was the reason why it was not easy for Son Heung-min to receive a pass. 바카라
Of course, Son Heung-min himself had an unfortunate scene. It was a scene in the 8th minute of the second half when he blocked the opponent’s pass miss and then launched a direct counterattack. On the right, partner Harry Kane was infiltrating. Son Heung-min’s options were a pass to Kane or a direct shot.
If the pass was passed quickly to Kane, a decisive opportunity could have been created, but the timing of Son Heung-min’s pass was delayed. At least, as in previous years, it was worth looking forward to a unique strong shooting by bypassing the defender, but even this missed a shooting opportunity and belatedly handed a pass to Kane. Kane was already in an offside position.
Even after that, Son Heung-min tried to add strength to the team on both sides of the offense and defense, but it was not easy. In the situation of a free kick he took directly, he started painting to shake the defensive wall, but the effect was insignificant. Son Heung-min, who had no shots, connected a side cross with a non-stop shot in the 43rd minute of the second half, but the shot went far beyond the goal. In the end, Son Heung-min finished the game without showing much presence.
In the silence of Son Heung-min, Tottenham suffered a 1-4 come-from-behind defeat to Leicester. Despite Bentancur’s opening goal, he conceded three goals in the first half and allowed a turnaround, and then collapsed by allowing even a key goal at the end of the second half, when he had to ignite the pursuit. The momentum of three consecutive victories in the official game was also dampened, and even the opportunity to jump to fourth place was destroyed.