The Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) we know is back.

Son Heung-min started in the 2022-2023 English Premier League Round 22 match against Manchester City (hereinafter referred to as Man City) held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 6th (Korean time) and moved actively until the 39th minute of the second half, Tottenham’s 1-0 contributed to the victory. Tottenham successfully defended Harry Kane’s opening goal in the 15th minute of the first half and succeeded in winning their second consecutive league victory and winning their third consecutive match in the official match.

What is as encouraging as the victory is Son Heung-min’s recovery of performance. On this day, Son Heung-min announced an active performance by showing an exciting run as soon as the game started. It was a 50-meter storm breakthrough reminiscent of the ‘Wonder Goal against Burnley’. Not only that, he showed threatening moves throughout the game. He was blocked by the goalkeeper’s save, but his unique shooting ability was revived. In the 39th minute of the second half, the local Tottenham crowd applauded Son Heung-min as he headed to the bench. England’s Sky Sports gave Kane a rating of 8 for scoring the winning goal and 7 points for Son Heung-min for a decent performance. That means the performance was good.

After suffering a facial injury right before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Son Heung-min raised concerns as he could hardly improve his performance. Even after he finished the World Cup, his speed, penetration and shooting did not come back. It was true that he failed to show the prowess of the Premier League’s top scorer last season. He only scored 4 goals and 3 assists in 19 league games earlier, so it was natural that he was left with regret.

Some even analyzed that he had an ‘aging curve’ due to his age, who was born in 1992 and was in his early 30s. It was clearly a worrying trend. 메이저사이트

Despite the concerns, Son Heung-min faithfully performed his role, and now his condition has improved enough to not even wear a mask. As he solved the vision problem that was uncomfortable due to his mask, he was able to freely display his skills. Looking at his threatening appearance against Man City, one of the league’s strongest teams, makes us look forward to his performance in the second half.

Son Heung-min, who met reporters in the joint coverage area after the game, confidently said, “I have taken off the mask now, and there is no need to worry about injury.” He continued, “It is important to shoot from a favorite position. We are working to create such a situation, and we should be able to create it. I am maintaining a good sense through continuous shooting practice. We have to show a more decisive appearance,” he said, emphasizing the need to create more threatening scenes like a top scorer.

It’s a little late, but Son Heung-min should show off the majesty of a ‘world class’ striker from the second half. Tottenham are fighting fiercely for ranking in the league. It is in 5th place with 39 points, and it needs to improve its ranking in order to advance to the UEFA Champions League next season. In addition, from next week, the schedule for the round of 16 of the Champions League begins. Tottenham also aim to win the FA Cup. Son Heung-min’s performance is needed. “A tight schedule awaits. He should fill in the gaps well. He has to do well one game at a time.”

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