Son Heung-min saved Tottenham from the mire. He scored one goal and two assists in the 16th round of the English Premier League (EPL) against Newcastle United in the 2023-2024 season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on the 11th (Korea time), driving his team’s 4-1 victory.
Tottenham has had no loss (eight wins and two draws) in 10 consecutive games since the opening of the season. However, in the recent five games, it has lost one draw and four losses.
There was a desperate need for a reversal. Son Heung-min ended his winless streak. Manager Enze Postecoglou had no choice. Son Heung-min is Tottenham’s best solver, but he lacked the creation of attacks on the side in recent games.
Son Heung-min was the only way out. He turned it back to the left wing forward. Hishalisson was on the one-top. 온라인경마
His mercenary skills were superbly matched. Son made fun of Kieran Trippier, his best friend from the time of Tottenham. He penetrated Trippier in the 30th minute of the first half to score Destiny Udozi’s debut goal.
It was the beginning. His goal in the 38th minute of the first half was also made after Son cooked Trippier. Tottenham took a 2-0 lead in the first half, making their stride lighter.
Son Heung-min moved back to the one-top when Hishalisson was replaced in the 28th minute of the second half. He scored the penalty kick he won in the 40th minute of the second half.
Son, who had 10 goals and four assists, set a new EPL record of double-digit goals for the eighth consecutive season. Having played for Tottenham in the summer of 2015, Son recorded double-digit goals all the time except for the first season.
Wayne Rooney (11 seasons), Frank Lampard (10 seasons), Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane (nine seasons). This is the seventh EPL record following Thierry Henry and Sadio Mane (eight seasons). British media are full of praise. Postecoglou also picked Son as the tallest.
“He set the tone early in the game. Every time he had the ball, it was really positive. That was the leadership we needed, and the rest of the players picked up the fruit,” he said after the match against Newcastle. “We were even more threatening in the Final Third than before. I brought the goal we deserved, and I could have scored at least a few more goals. I’m really satisfied with that part.”
“If you look at the past few weeks, we have not been able to create chances for the side,” Postecoglou continued. “Son Heung-min is still the best troubleshooter in our team. But I thought it would provide more ways to move him back to the left and score goals. As I mentioned earlier, he created the atmosphere from the beginning, and the rest of the players satisfied him as well.”