It did not disappoint expectations. No, his even more amazing performance drew cheers from over 60,000 fans at his home stadium.
Tottenham’s ‘new captain’ Son Heung-min (31) has finally made history by scoring his 200th goal on the European professional soccer stage.
Moreover, the monumental 200th goal was even brighter because it was scored against Liverpool, the ‘championship candidate’ who was undefeated this season.
Son Heung-min was selected as ‘Man of the Match (MOTM)’ with overwhelming support from fans. This is already my second honor this season.
Son Heung-min, the ‘captain’ of English professional soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, used a 4-2-3-1 strategy in the 7th round home game of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) against Liverpool held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London
England on the morning of the 1st (Korean time). In the 36th minute of the first half, he scored the first goal with a superb right-footed shot off Richarlison’s cross, leading to a 2-1 victory.
Tottenham won a dramatic 2-1 victory after the 90-minute game was tied 1-1 and with 6 minutes of extra time expiring, Pedro Foro’s cross turned into an own goal due to a mistake by Liverpool defender Joel Matip.
With the victory on this day, Tottenham ranked second in the EPL team rankings with 5 wins and 2 draws (17 points) thanks to the offensive football of ‘Force Magic
which scored 2 or more goals in all 7 games after the opening.
Liverpool, who had 9 players fighting due to poor refereeing, suffered their first loss of the season and was relegated to 4th place with 5 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss (16 points).
In the 36th minute of the first half, when the score was 0-0 on thin ice in the biggest game of the weekend, Son Heung-min hit the net with a right-footed shot that changed direction when Richarlison connected James Maddison’s sharp 25m forward pass with a right-footed non-stop from the left side of the penalty area.
I shook it.
Maddison’s accurate pass was the starting point for the first goal, and left wing forward Richarlison’s pass
who switched places with Son Heung-min, and lone striker Son Heung-min’s finish created a picturesque goal.
Son Heung-min’s goal was not only the catalyst for the team’s first win against Liverpool, whom they had never beaten before, at Hotspur Stadium, but it was also the decisive blow that ended their long-awaited winless streak in the last 12 games against Liverpool, making the home crowd of about 61,000 happy.바카라사이트닷컴
As a ‘strong killer’, Son Heung-min received overwhelming support from fans by scoring 3 goals in 2 consecutive games against the most difficult opponents, Arsenal and Liverpool, and was named ‘Man of the Match (MOTM)’ for the second time this season.
MOTM is the best player of the game selected by the EPL secretariat through fans’ vote after the game. Son Heung-min received 45.7% of the support in a vote in which about 32,000 people participated, far ahead of Alisson’s 29%, who showed a good performance in Liverpool. Son Heung-min won his first MOTM of the season in the 4th round against Burnley on the 4th of last month, when he scored a hat-trick.
Son Heung-min, who wore the captain’s armband under former Australian national team coach Anze Postekoglou, scored multiple goals (2 goals) in the ‘North London Derby’ against Arsenal in the 6th round, which was considered the biggest challenge of this season, and then against the powerhouse Liverpool.
He also scored his 6th goal in the regular league with two goals in a row, completing his 200th goal in Europe.
After opening the season, Son Heung-min, who was faithful to his role of supporting the play of his fellow players as a ‘captain’, ignited the scoring with a hat trick against Burnley, and has continued his rapid rise in scoring by scoring 6 goals in the last 4 games.
Son Heung-min, who started his ‘European career’ by scoring 3 goals in Hamburg in the German Bundesliga in the 2010-2011 season, continued his goal parade of 6 goals in 7 games at the beginning of this season, reaching a personal total of 200 goals in 14 seasons (20 in Hamburg, 29 in Leverkusen). Goal, Tottenham goal 151) was surpassed faster than initially expected. Son Heung-min built a monumental monument on the European stage.
Son Heung-min scored 20 goals (all league goals) in 78 games for Hamburg SV over three seasons from the 2010-2011 season to the 2012-2013 season. He then moved to ‘Bayer 04 Leverkusen’ in the 2013-2014 season and scored a total of 29 goals (21 in the league and 8 in the cup competition) in three seasons from 2015 to 2016, scoring 49 goals in 6 years in the Bundes League.
Son Heung-min, who moved to Tottenham in the Premier League in the 2015-2016 season, scored 151 goals (109 in the league and 42 in cup competitions) over 9 seasons, scoring his 200th goal in 14 seasons of European soccer. Son Heung-min’s 200 goals in European soccer are, of course, the highest record in Asia. Second place goes to Cha Bum-geun, who was active in the Bundes League in the 1980s, with 121 goals, so there is a difference of nearly 80 goals.
His total of 109 goals in the EPL is also a record, ranking 27th among the top goal getters in England’s professional soccer league, which is considered the world’s best league. He surpassed Didier Drogba (104 goals) and Cristiano Ronaldo (103 goals) and was on par with the 109 goals of Ryan Giggs, who played with Park Ji-sung at Manchester United.
The all-time EPL scoring leader is Alan Shearer with 260 goals, 47 goals ahead of second place Harry Kane with 213 goals. Harry Kane, who scored as a ‘soul partner’ with Son Heung-min, was able to aim to break Shearer’s record for most goals, but he moved to Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga ahead of the opening of this season, making it difficult for him to break the record for the time being.
Son Heung-min, who is showing off his ultimate goal scoring sense, scored two goals alone in the North London derby against Arsenal on the 24th of last month, leading to a 2-2 draw, and then scored the fatal first goal in the match against ‘natural enemy’ and undefeated Liverpool. He showed off his presence as a ‘strong killer.’ Son Heung-min broke coach Jurgen Klopp’s heart by scoring goals in four consecutive games against Liverpool.
Coach Klopp, the ‘master’ leading Liverpool, suffered his first loss of the season in this game due to ‘bad luck’ in the referee’s decision. Two players were sent off in succession, leaving 9 players in the game, and Diaz’s goal was ruled offside by VAR, so Tottenham was caught up in the momentum. The Professional Football Officials’ Committee (PGMOL), which oversees all professional football matches in England, acknowledged that the offside decision in today’s game was a mistake.
On the contrary, Tottenham coach Anze Postecoglou, who is showing ‘force magic’, scored multiple goals in all of the opening seven games and raised the team’s ranking to second place with five wins and two draws. This is a ‘storm’ that overshadows the initial expectation that the team would struggle due to Harry Kane’s absence, scoring more than two goals in each game. Thanks to the performance of Son Heung-min, who is 2nd in the EPL scoring rankings, trailing Manchester City’s Erling Holland’s 8 goals by 2 goals, and new recruit James Maddison, who has 2 goals and 4 assists, Tottenham has one point over first place Manchester City. The car rose to second place.
Manchester City, who had been on a six-game winning streak since the opening, was dealt a blow by another Korean EPL striker, Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton), and recorded their first loss, putting the brakes on their upward trend. Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Hwang Hee-chan started the 7th round home game against Manchester City on the 30th and scored his 5th goal of the season in the 21st minute of the second half when the score was 1-1, contributing greatly to the 2-1 victory.
Maddison, who is filling Harry Kane’s gap with Son Heung-min, serves as the engine that coordinates Tottenham’s play with his wide vision and accurate passing work, and is the new ‘special helper’ who assisted both of Son Heung-min’s goals in the North London derby. It is establishing itself as Son Heung-min’s condition was not good after the 6th round match against Arsenal, so it was unclear whether he would participate in this game, but he started as a starter and played around the stadium until he was replaced by Manor Solomon in the 23rd minute of the second half, leading the team to victory.
The ‘Force Magic’ of offensive soccer is receiving more attention not only because it is extremely awakening Son Heung-min’s scoring sense, but also because it is developing the players’ talents evenly. In this day’s game, right fullback Pedro Foro not only won 7 out of 10 ground duels and recorded 5 clearances during the 90-minute game, but also made a sharp cross that led to an own goal by opposing defender Matip in the second half of the game when the score was tied 1-1. performed best. European sports statistics media most often selected prisoners who scored ‘extremely long goals’ as MOTM.
The EPL homepage covered Tottenham’s dramatic victory against 9 players as the top article, and Tottenham’s homepage highlighted Tottenham’s belated victory from various angles and did not forget the news of Son Heung-min’s surprising 200th goal in Europe.
“It wasn’t an easy game for us, we knew it wouldn’t be and even in those circumstances we faced some unique challenges,” Postekoglou told Tottenham. “This will be our first time playing against a team of 100 players and for the most part we have handled the issues well. Again, getting a late win helps build the belief and spirit of the team,” he said.
Tottenham will play the 8th round away game against Luton Town FC, ranked 17th in the EPL, at 8:30 pm on the 7th. Luton Town FC, led by coach Rob Edwards, ranked 3rd in the EFL Championship (Second Division) in the 2022-23 season, beating Sunderland AFC 3-2 in the first and second games in the semi-playoffs and defeating Coventry City FC in the playoff finals. It went to a penalty shootout with a score of 1-1, but won 6-5, returning to the Premier League this season after 31 years.