Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-2 in the 13th round of the 2023/24 season Premier League (PL) against Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on the 26th.
Tottenham fell to fifth place after losing all three consecutive games to Chelsea, Wolverhampton and Aston Villa. 스포츠토토
Son focused on scoring while playing full-time. He shot a cross that Brennan Johnson connected in the 13th minute of the first half, but when he fell, his center of gravity focused and split the air. Later, in the 21st minute, he put his head on Brian Hill’s perfect cross for a header, but he couldn’t reach it, so he swallowed his regret.
The sky turned a blind eye to Son Heung-min’s struggles. There was bad luck to cancel the goal three times due to the offside declaration.
After catching Pierre-Emile Hoivier’s pass near the half-line in the 44th minute of the first half, Son quickly penetrated to the front of the goal and shot into the net with a fantastic trajectory. However, the goal was canceled as offside was declared during the penetration process.
Son Heung-min shook Aston Villa’s net with a simple touch at the goal in the fourth minute of the second half, but the goal was canceled again due to the judgment that Johnson, who passed the pass, was in an offside position.
Son Heung-min’s misfortunes continued. In the 40th minute of the second half, Porro’s shot hit the post and quickly scored the goal, but the goal was denied as he declared offside.
Football London, a British media outlet, gave Son six points in rating. It was the lowest score in Tottenham’s team along with Hill and Johnson.
He criticized, “I didn’t do much other than cancel three goals due to offside.”
“Of course, it hurts when I think about the outcome of the match. Players didn’t give up until the end and they kept creating chances. I don’t think it was a match worth losing,” Son said after the match, expressing regret over the result.
“I think I’m going up another step. I think I’ll be able to show a better performance if I try to learn more even in this situation,” he vowed.
Regarding the goal cancellation due to offside, he said, “I can’t help it. I think this result came out because I didn’t prepare a little bit more. If I had moved a little more diligently, I wouldn’t have caught this situation. I feel a lot of responsibility because I don’t think I’ve been able to help.”
Son has remained silent, but he is in charge of Tottenham’s front line striker due to Harry Kane’s transfer and Hishalisson’s poor performance this season. He is in the race for the top scorer with eight goals.
Son Heung-min was compared to idol Cristiano Ronaldo as he played as a front-line striker this season.
Ronaldo was a side attack resource, but he has been maintaining it after changing his position to a striker.
“Son Heung-min has the ability to finish with both feet. He is walking a path similar to Ronaldo, who changed his position to the front line striker,” Sky Sports said.
“Tottenham has a dedicated player who scores a goal called Son Heung-min and makes space for his fellow players. The transfer to Kane is showing effect. He is doing more at the door. He recorded less than 10 percent of touches, but this season it is close to 20 percent,” he said.
“Son Heung-min’s six goals under Postecoglou all came from goal posts. It is a useful example of a change in position,” he added.
Postecoglou shared the same view, saying, “Son Heung-min is similar to Ronaldo. I started as a winger.”
“Son Heung-min is a really good goalscorer. I always feel that he has excellent movement. His ability to play as a forward striker is more complicated than that of the side, but he is clever enough to play as a forward striker.”
Son Heung-min is showing a tremendous performance, and there is an opinion that there is something to be supplemented to play the frontline striker position in earnest.
With Son Heung-min changing his position from the side to the frontline striker, he needs to be familiar with a few things.
Arsenal legend Fredrik Jungberg said, “I hope Son can trust his speed more. We need to be smarter when it comes to short movements.”
“We need to give Son some time. The side and the front line striker’s play are completely different,” he stressed.
Spurs Webb, a Tottenham fan site, expressed regret by saying, “Son Heung-min needs to have the ability to cross to play as a forward striker. He failed to catch Hill’s sharp cross.”
“Son Heung-min is making up for these weaknesses with his excellent two-legged scoring ability,” he said, noting that it would not be a big problem.