Korean football’s “ace” Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham), who took the lead in reaching the final 16 of the FIFA World Cup in 12 years, returned to the English Premier League (EPL) and won the championship. continue the challenge.
Son Heung-min leaves for England via Incheon International Airport on the 13th and prepares to join his team, Tottenham Hotspur.
It is to return to the EPL stage after completing the 2022 Qatar World Cup schedule, which lasted for about three weeks, from the luncheon with President Yoon Seok-yeol and his wife at the Blue House guesthouse on the 8th.
Son Heung-min wore the captain’s armband to the World Cup despite suffering a major injury called a fracture of the left eye socket in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) game early last month, and the national team reached the round of 16 after 12 years since the 2010 South Africa tournament. gave great strength.
Although he did not score, he did his part by assisting Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton)’s come-from-behind goal in extra time in the second half of the match against Portugal in the final third game of the group stage.
The scene of handing Hwang Hee-chan a ‘kill pass’ that breaks through three defenders at the moment of desperation is a famous scene that will remain in Korean soccer history.
Son Heung-min’s team’s first official game schedule, which warmed the hearts of Korean fans in the early winter, is an away game in the 17th round of the EPL with Brentford kicking off at 9:30 pm (Korean time) on the 26th, ‘Boxing Day’.
Prior to that, on the 22nd at 4:00 am, we will play a friendly match against Nice (France) at our home Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Son Heung-min is expected to focus on improving his physical condition for about 15 days until the match against Brentford.
Although he wore a protective 메이저놀이터 face mask and played 4 World Cup games, there seems to be no major problem with Son Heung-min’s injured part.
However, his deteriorating condition in the aftermath of his injury is a problem.
Son Heung-min showed his ace-like skills in the World Cup, but he could not use his unique speed. He looked heavy.
He is expected to secure his starting position only when he raises his body as quickly as possible.
Son Heung-min exploded 23 goals in the EPL last season, becoming the joint top scorer with Muhammad Salah (Liverpool). The help came with 7.
He has 3 goals and 2 assists this year.
As the World Cup was held in winter, the competition schedule became very tight.
Not only the EPL, but also the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup, which are in the round of 16, Tottenham has to play two matches a week.
In addition, Son Heung-min may have to fly long distances again for the national team schedule, such as A-match (20-28 days, 2 games possible) in March next year.
Considering Son Heung-min’s scoring pace and physical condition in the second half of this year, it seems difficult to post a scoring record that exceeds last season.
Fans are hoping that Son Heung-min will easily digest the murderous second half schedule without injury.