Son Heung-min actively insisted on a two-day vacation.
Tottenham Hotspur won 1-0 against Manchester City in the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 6th. With this, Tottenham succeeded in narrowing the gap with Newcastle United (40 points), 5th in the league (39 points), and 4th.
Tottenham scored an early goal. In the 15th minute of the first half, Pierre-Emile Hoivier took the ball and Harry Kane finished it off and scored the opening goal. Tottenham thoroughly lowered the line after the opening goal and used a counterattack tactic after the player defense. In the end, he stopped Man City’s wave of attacks and won 1-0.
Son Heung-min, who started this day, was a key player in counterattack tactics. Son Heung-min took on the role of the starting point of the team’s attack, going back and forth between the left half space and the center. After receiving the ball from the back, he reached Man City’s gate at high speed and often produced threatening scenes.
Although he didn’t score, he played decently. Son Heung-min suffered from a lot of criticism as he suffered a recent sluggish performance. However, critics also praised his performance that day. In particular, reporter Dan Kilpatrick of the UK’s ‘Evening Standard’ raised his thumb, saying, “The content of the game has improved a lot. He seemed confident when handling the ball. I feel Son Heung-min is returning to form.”
It was an unsupervised victory. On this day, Tottenham’s bench was led by head coach Christian Stellini. This is because coach Antonio Conte complained of abdominal pain on the 1st and eventually underwent cholecystitis surgery. Conte is said to be resting after undergoing surgery in Italy.
Conte shared the team’s victory over the phone. “You made me proud,” Conte said on the phone after the match. It is known that while Conte and Kane were on the phone, Son Heung-min also spoke out. England’s ‘Football London’ explained, “The two are so familiar that Kane blatantly asked, ‘See you on Wednesday’ during a phone call. This is because Heung-Min Son chanted ‘Two days off!’ from behind.”
But Conte was adamant. It is known that the vacation was given only for one day. “I had a conversation with manager Conte in the locker room. He said he was really happy and he gave me the day off until tomorrow,” head coach Stellini said in an interview after the game. 메이저사이트