Hidden contributor to Derby victory… “Son Heung-min thoroughly blocked”
Arsenal’s north London derby victory had Ben White’s solidity.
Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 in an away game in the 20th round of the English Premier League (PL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 16th (Korean time).
Arsenal (47 points), which went undefeated in 12 consecutive league games (10 wins, 2 draws), widened the gap with second place Manchester City (39 points) to 8 points.
The moves of both teams this season have been clear. Arsenal has been on a winning streak, proving that the early season propaganda is not a flashy performance. On the other hand, Tottenham was struggling in a jagged look.
But the derby was also another stage. In particular, the recent flow of the North London derby was the absolute advantage of the home team. Prior to this game, the loss of the home team in the North London Derby had to go back to March 2014. At that time, Tottenham lost to Arsenal 0-1 at home.
Even Arsenal, who had such good momentum, could not guarantee victory. However, the knot came untied surprisingly easily. Arsenal won the match by scoring two goals in the first half, including an own goal.
Most of the spotlight was on Martin Odegaard, who led the midfield and even started scoring, and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who showed a saving show.
However, Gareth Crookes, who watched the match on a panel of ‘BBC Sports’, gave the thumbs up to defender White’s performance.
Crookes, who went through Tottenham and Manchester United, said, “I think Arsenal’s defense was excellent against Tottenham,” referring to White.
He praised him as the hidden protagonist of the victory, saying, “White quietly and effectively completed his mission.
At the same time, he recalled, “In fact, there was a moment when Son Heung-min was completely blocked in the first half.” 카지노사이트
Whitey, who mainly played as a central defender, is playing as a right fullback due to team circumstances. Even on this day, he appeared as a fullback, but he continued to play a solid defense.
British media ‘HITC’ applauded, saying, “White is an important player for Arsenal. It is not easy for a central defender to suddenly play on the right side. It shows how smart a player he is.”