Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) scored a goal in 9 English Premier League (EPL) matches. After scoring a goal, Son Heung-min took off the face shield (mask) he was wearing and roared.
Tottenham won 4-0 with Harry Kane (30)’s multi-goal, Matt Doherty (31), and Son Heung-min’s scoring in the 2022-2023 EPL visiting match against Crystal Palace held in London, England on the 5th. In the 27th minute of the second half, when the score was 3-0, Son Heung-min took a ball that Kane launched high after competing with an opposing defender and shot with his left foot. The deflected ball hit the defender’s toe and shook the left side of the net. With this goal, Son Heung-min scored 97 goals in his EPL career. It was tied for second with Sheringham (57) in the Tottenham club’s total league goals. 1st place is Kane (198 goals).
The last time Son Heung-min scored a goal in the EPL this season was a hat-trick against Leicester City on September 18 last year. The score that came out on the 5th is only 9 league games and the 4th goal. Son Heung-min scored 6 goals and 2 assists this season, including 2 goals against Frankfurt in the UEFA 메이저사이트 Champions League on October 12 last year.
In an interview with Sky Sports after the game, Son Heung-min said, “I feel sorry for the team so far because they seem to expect more than I did,” and “I want to regain my confidence and continue to help the team.” Son Heung-min left a message on Instagram that day, along with a picture of the goal scene, saying, “It’s a bit late, but I hope everyone has a happy new year.”
Tottenham, who had been struggling with injuries to key strikers such as Hisharlisson (26) and Dejan Kulusevski (23), are pleased with Son Heung-min’s goal. Tottenham coach Antonio Conte (54) said, “I am really happy that Sonny (Son Heung-min’s nickname) and Kane scored a goal,” adding, “A player needs goals for confidence. For Son Heung-min, (this goal) is really important,” he said.
Son Heung-min and Kane also set a new record. The two scored together in 34 EPL matches that day. From the 2017-2018 season to last season, Muhammad Salah (31, Liverpool) and Sadio Mane (31, Bayern Munich), who were responsible for Liverpool’s attack, exceeded the record of scoring in 33 matches.
Kane, who played in his 300th league game that day, scored a total of 198 goals, breaking Alan Shearer’s (196 goals) record for the most goals in 300 EPL games. Kane said, “I am happy that Son Heung-min scored a goal. Son Heung-min is training really hard,” he said. “I hope Son Heung-min will gain the confidence to start the rest of the season again with today’s goal.”
On this day, Tottenham, who won after three league games, kept 5th place with 10 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses (33 points). Recently, the gap with Manchester United (35 points), which has risen to 4th place with 4 consecutive wins in the league, has narrowed to 2 points.