Son Heung-min was criticized.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-4 in the 7th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season against Manchester City held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 20th at 5:00 am (Korean time). As a result, Tottenham stayed in 5th place with 33 points, and Man City was able to continue competing for the league championship with 42 points.
Tottenham used a 3-4-2-1 formation. Kane, Son Heung-min, Kulusevski, Perisic, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Emerson, Romero, Dyer, Davis and Lloris started.
Man City came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Haaland, Alvarez, Marez, Grealish, Gundogan, Rodri, Ake, Akanji, Stones, Lewis, and Ederson scrambled.
Tottenham’s overall tactic on this day was a counterattack after the player defense. After blocking Manchester City’s attack with a deep line, he aimed for a counterattack using Son Heung-min and Kane. However, Tottenham rarely attacked. The pass to Son Heung-min was cut off several times, and there was no connection play with Kane. 바카라
Tottenham scored the opening goal due to Man City’s mistake in a tight flow. Tottenham finished the first half 2-0 with Kulusevski’s opening goal in the 45th minute and Emerson’s goal in extra time in the first half. But that was it. At the start of the second half, Man City’s wave of offensive collapsed in vain. In the end, the match ended 2-4.
Son Heung-min’s performance was disappointing. Son Heung-min, who played 90 minutes full-time, recorded only 29 ball touches, 3 duels (0 successful), 1 long pass, 1 successful dribble, and 1 effective shot. England’s ‘Evening Standard’ gave a rating of 4, saying, “Son Heung-min experimented with Emerson with a header in the first half, but surprisingly, he sat down again and came down from the top.”
Fans also criticized Son Heung-min’s play. In a fan response released by the British public broadcaster’BBC’, a fan criticized, “Son Heung-min is currently not contributing anything. He seems to be playing with only 10 players.” Another fan expressed regret, saying, “I agree with Son Heung-min’s comment, and he also agrees that it seems like 10 people are playing. He seems to be actively avoiding the ball and running away. It’s shocking to see him fall from grace.”