‘Return of Form, Return of Conte, Fox Killer’… All the energy says ‘Son Heung-min’s goal’

February 10, 2023 0 Comments

 “The timing is coming.”

This is what Tottenham head coach Christian Stellini said at a pre-press conference against Leicester City (12th) held in the press conference room at ‘Hotspur Way’ in London, England on the 9th (Korean time). This is how he answered a local reporter’s question, “Why do you think Son Heung-min couldn’t hit and go up like last season after his hat-trick against Leicester City last September?” He said, “Thorn (Son Heung-min) was amazing in the last 3-4 games,” and praised him for making a great contribution to the team in terms of defensive situation and space creation. Coach Stellini, who temporarily took the helm in the last match against Manchester City in place of coach Antonio Conte, who was away due to cholecystitis surgery, had no doubt that Son Heung-min, who threw off his mask, improved his performance, so that a goal would follow soon.

In fact, Son Heung-min scored multiple goals with a sharp mid-range shot in the FA Cup against Preston at the end of last month, and then showed off his unique ‘storm dribble’ in the match against Man City. In the 31st minute of the second half, a left-footed shot aimed at the bottom left of the goal from the front of the arc was blocked by the opposing goalkeeper. The speed of sprinting and the sharpness of shooting seem to be close to the form of last season, when he won the top scorer. Son Heung-min also does not hide his confidence in his physical condition, saying토토사이트, “I don’t have to worry about injuries anymore.” He said he was practicing to shoot from a better position.

In the meantime, Leicester, whom I met, is a welcome opponent. Son Heung-min was a ‘fox hunter’ who recently showed a strong aspect against Leicester. The ‘fox’ is the symbol of Leicester. As mentioned in the question, Son Heung-min scored a hat-trick (three goals in a single match) against Leicester last September. In a tense 3-2 scoreline, he scored the 4th and 6th goals in a row, leading to a 6-2 victory. In the home game in May last year, he scored an additional goal and a key goal to give the team a 3-1 victory. It is 5 goals in the last 2 games against Leicester, and he scored 9 goals in the league match against Leicester in his personal career. Leicester’s share of the total score (97) is over 10%. The team won all six matches against Leicester in which Son Heung-min scored, including the FA Cup. Tottenham have scored a total of 16 goals in their last four league encounters, winning all of them.

Starting goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ long-term knee injury and backup midfielder Yves Bisuma’s ankle injury were announced one after another, and even key center back Christian Romero was sent off in the 1-0 win against Man City, so he cannot play today. It was a blow to the squad, where the three main players were missing at once, but the fact that the head coach Conte returned is a good thing. Coach Conte returned to the training ground on the 9th after undergoing surgery and hugged each player, including Son Heung-min. It is undecided whether he will lead the team against Leicester, but Conte’s return is in itself a factor that can give strength to the players. Heung-Min Son said after the victory over Man City, “I hope Conte would be proud.” Starting with Leicester on the 12th, Son Heung-min will play AC Milan (Champions League) on the 15th and West Ham home game (league) on the 20th. A forced march of 3 matches in 8 days awaits.

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