South Korea national soccer team captain Son Heung-min (31-Tottenham) returned to his club with a goal and an assist to lead his team to victory and a return to the top of the league. He shrugged off fitness concerns and maintained his goal-scoring form to rejoin the top scorer’s race.
On April 24, Son started up front in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Fulham in the ninth round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at home, and opened the scoring in the 36th minute. Took a pass from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and hit a trademark right-footed curling shot from the edge of the box that rattled the net. Goal number seven in the league.
With the goal, Son moved into a tie for second place on the list with Muhammad Salah (Liverpool). The gap to the leader, Elling Holland (Manchester City – 9 goals), has narrowed to two goals.
Son Heung-min put to rest any concerns about his fitness with a superb display of goal-scoring prowess. Having previously complained of a groin strain and having traveled long distances after playing a full match in a friendly against Vietnam at home on July 17, many Tottenham fans were concerned about his deteriorating form, but they were wrong.
Son put in an all-round performance against Fulham, picking up his first assist of the season. In the ninth minute of the second half, he played a pass to James Maddison on the left side of the box, who slotted home to make it 2-0. Tottenham would hold on for the win, as he was involved in all of the team’s goals.
Before being substituted in the 36th minute of the second half, the numbers speak for themselves. He didn’t have a lot of touches (37), but he was efficient. He completed 83% of his passes, took three shots, and scored one goal. Four of his key passes resulted in assists. He dribbled three times in four attempts.토토사이트
Son Heung-min, the new captain of the team this season, also showed his leadership qualities. Heung-min made one tackle in an aggressive forward press and played with dedication, winning four of the nine ground ball battles. In the first half, he chided left fullback Destiny Udogie for missing a shot on goal after she won another ball touch in the box, and he cheered Madison’s goal with his signature darting gesture.
After the game, soccer statistics outlets such as Sofascore gave Son a high rating in the high 8s. He was also named the official post-match man of the match with 59% of the total votes.
Son’s performance helped Tottenham extend their unbeaten run to nine games (W7 D2 L2) and reclaim the league lead.
They moved to within two points of Manchester City (7W2L – 21 points), who won the triple last season by winning the UEFA Champions League, league title, and FA Cup.
“The whole team is going in a good direction, but it’s not perfect yet,” Son told the club’s website, adding, “We shouldn’t be complacent.”