‘He’s not the Son Heung-min we used to know’
As Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur)’s performance declined compared to last season, harsh evaluations are pouring in.
On the morning of the 15th (Korean time), Tottenham, who had the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy, lost 0-1 to AC Milan. The second leg will be held on March 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tottenham’s home ground.
Son Heung-min, who was included in the starting list along with Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski, handled free kicks and corner kicks that day. In the 13th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min’s free kick was followed by Eric Dyer’s header, but it went straight to the goalkeeper Ciprian Tutterushanu. In the 21st minute of the first half, Son Heung-min also raised a free kick and touched Dyer’s head, but it missed the goal. In the 45th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min dug into the right side of the penalty box and shot a shot, which was saved by Terushanu. Kane’s second hit also hit the crossbar, after which it was called offside. Earlier, it was confirmed that Son Heung-min was ahead of the defensive line in the process of receiving the ball.
Son Heung-min was replaced by Arnaud Danjuma in the 36th minute of the second half and continued silence for three consecutive games. This is a marked decrease compared to last season. Unlike last year, when he won the Golden Boot (top scorer) by scoring 23 goals in the English Premier League (EPL), this season he has only scored 4 goals in the league. He scored two goals each in UCL and England FA Cup. 메이저놀이터
Jamie O’Hara, who worked for Tottenham in the past, also questioned through his Twitter, saying, “Son Heung-min’s performance was really terrible. What the hell happened to this world-class player?”
The British ‘HITC’ borrowed O’Hara’s words and said, ‘Son Heung-min is the biggest mystery in the soccer world. He was rated the best player in the world last season and shared top scorer with Mohamed Salah. But this season he has become one of the most underrated players in English football. As revealed in the Milan match, the old look was nowhere to be found. He struggled to find space behind the opposition defense and his dribbling ability is now a thing of the past,’ he said.