“They’re all shaved heads.”
Pep Guardiola might want to say this after being beaten by a Korean player again.
“They’re all Korean guys.”
Pep Guardiola, who is considered the No. 1 active manager in the world. Guardiola was given his first defeat by “Korean Guy” Hwang Hee-chan when he was doing well with all six wins, and was forced down from second place in the league by another Korean player, Son Heung-min.
Manchester City had a 3-3 draw at home against Tottenham Hotspur in the 14th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, at 1:30 a.m. on the 3rd (Korea time). Tottenham’s Son Heung-min also scored an own goal with one goal and one assist while playing full-time. 스포츠토토
In the first six minutes of the first half, Tottenham’s long ball kicked by Dejan Kulusevski crossed the center line, beat Jeremy Doku, hit the ball forward with a header, and sprinted to score Manchester City’s goal with a right-footed shot from the right side of the box. Son’s ninth goal in the league.
However, Son scored an own goal at the ninth minute of the first half. On the right side, Julián Alvarez Jr.’s right foot curled ball was deflected off the right thigh and the ball entered Tottenham’s goal.
In the 31st minute of the first half, Phil Foden easily finished in front of the goalkeeper after Julian Alvarez dug into the empty space and caught the through pass that Doku stabbed into the box, and Manchester City succeeded in a 2-1 reversal.
In the 24th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min, who caught the ball blocked by Tottenham’s defense in the midfield, passed it to Giovanni Rossellso next to him, and Rossellso tied it 2-2 with a left-footed mid-range shot. However, in the 36th minute of the second half, after Tottenham Eve Bissouma was taken away while dragging the ball, Manchester City’s Hallan’s low cross was replaced by Jack Grealish, who finished at the door, and Tottenham trailed 2-3 again.
In the 45th minute of the second half, Dejan Kulusevski flew in from the left side of Brennan Johnson’s left-footed cross to equalize the header, leading Tottenham to a dramatic 3-3 draw away to Manchester City.
Son Heung-min scored his own goal, but he was selected as the official MOM of the game with one goal and one assist. From Guardiola’s point of view, he would have expected a comfortable victory by bringing Tottenham home, which has been losing three consecutive games, but the game went by when Son Heung-min scored a goal in the first six minutes and ended up in a draw.
With the draw, Manchester City fell to third place with 30 points, one point behind Liverpool in the previous second place.
Manchester City under Guardiola has already been shocked by Korean players this season. In the seventh round match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sept. 30, the team was tying 1-1. After giving up the winning goal to Hwang Hee-chan in the 21st minute of the second half, Manchester City lost 1-2. Up until the match, Manchester City had won all six matches of the EPL, but lost for the first time this season after being hit by a goal by Hwang Hee-chan.
At that time, Guardiola forgot Hwang Hee-chan’s name at the pre-match press conference and said “Korean Guy,” but when he was defeated by Hwang Hee-chan’s winning goal, the foreign media also posted the title of the article, “I was beaten by Korean Guy.”
Hwang Hee-chan suffered his first defeat to Guardiola, the “world’s best leader,” and Son Heung-min was brought down from second to third in the league.