It is a question about Son Heung-min’s position.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 0-1 to AC Milan in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-23 season European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at San Siro in Milan, Italy at 5 am (Korean time) on the 15th. . With this defeat, Tottenham had to risk life and death in the second leg at home to advance to the quarterfinals.
It was a helpless game. Injuries to key players such as Hugo Lloris and Rodrigo Bentancur, and the absence of another key player, Pierre-Emil Hoivier, due to accumulated warnings, made Tottenham fans anxious before the game. Expectations were not wrong. Tottenham performed poorly and lost 0-1 with Brahim Dias scoring the winning goal in the 7th minute of the first half.
After the game, reporter Alesdair Gold, who is a member of England’s ‘Football London’ and dedicated to Tottenham, looked back on the game. Reporter Gold pointed out Tottenham’s problems, and among them, there was an opinion about Tottenham’s attacking team. First of all, the gold reporter said, “Harry Kane has played in 7 UCL matches this season, but has been struggling to score in UCL, unlike his record in the league, such as scoring only one goal against Frankfurt. His contribution to the team has drastically decreased.”
There was also an opinion about Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min scored a multi-goal in the FA Cup against Preston North End last week and performed well in the subsequent match against Manchester City, but was silent again in the match against Leicester City and Milan.
Gold reporter first pointed out that Son Heung-min is struggling this season, saying, “Son Heung-min’s worries remain. Son Heung-min, who was the league’s top scorer last season, scored in only 4 games this season, including 2 league games.” all. 먹튀검증
“Coach Antonio Conte is partly responsible for Son Heung-min’s current situation. Heung-Min Son was mostly on the inside against Milan. Son Heung-Min is good when running from the side or running into the center as Kane’s partner. “Currently, Ivan Perisic occupies a side position, and Kulusevski is running beyond Kane, so Son Heung-min is not able to show his strength.”
It was a story that Son Heung-min was playing in a position where he could not demonstrate his strengths. As the gold reporter said, Son Heung-min is a player whose strengths are maximized when he digs into the space behind his opponent or uses speed from the side. But for some reason, Son Heung-min was playing in an unfamiliar position. That’s also why he said Conte was partly to blame.