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‘A match 30 goals’ Son Heung-min hunts EPL’s 5th goal against Leeds

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Son Heung-min (29), who led the Korean national soccer team to victory in the 5th and 6th games of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian final qualifiers, will return to his team, Tottenham Hotspur, in the English Premier League (EPL) to continue his goal hunting.

Son Heung-min will play a home match against Leeds United in the EPL Round 12 of the 2021-2022 season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 22nd.

Son Heung-min, who has not scored in the league for a month since the 8th round with Newcastle, is aiming for a goal once again.

Heung-Min Son has scored a total of five goals this season, adding four goals in the EPL and one goal in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Condition is good. In November, he joined the Korean national football team led by coach Paulo Bento and scored an additional goal from a penalty kick in the 29th minute of the second half, leading 1-0 in the away match against Iraq in the Asian final qualifying match for the 2022 Qatar World Cup held in Doha, Qatar on the 17th. South Korea won 3-0 that day.

Heung-Min Son scored his 30th goal in the match against Iraq and ranked shoulder to shoulder with Jeong-Mu Heo, Do-Hoon Kim, and Soon-Ho Choi, tied for sixth in the history of the Korean soccer match.

Antonio Conte, who took over as the successor of manager Nunu Ispirito Santo, who broke up due to poor performance, will also challenge for his first league win at Tottenham.

Conte won his first official match with Pittesse (Netherlands) in their first match, winning 3-2 in Group G of the UEFA Europa Conference League, and then drew 0-0 with Everton in the 11th round of the EPL.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently ranked ninth in the league with 16 points (5 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses) through 11 rounds. A win against Leeds (11 points) in 15th place is essential to advance to the top spot.

Wolverhampton’s Hwang Hee-chan (25) is preparing for a home match against West Ham United at 00:00 on the 21st a day earlier.

Hwang Hee-chan, who contributed to the 1-0 victory with a penalty kick in the home match between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the World Cup final qualifier on the 11th, is determined to continue the good energy he received from the national team.

Hwang Hee-chan, who left Leipzig (Germany) on loan to Wolverhampton in August of this year, scored 4 goals in 8 league matches and is tied for sixth in the scoring rankings with Son Heung-min.

Wolverhampton, who had been undefeated in 5 league matches (4 wins and 1 draw) along with Hwang Hee-chan’s goal storm, lost 0-2 to Crystal Palace in the 11th round just before the A match break.

The opposing team, West Ham, is a strong team in the 3rd place (23 points) in the league this season. They recently beat Liverpool 3-2.

In the German Bundesliga, national team strikers Lee Jae-seong (29 Mainz) and Jung Woo-young (22 Freiburg) will start the 12th round of the league.

Lee Jae-seong, who scored his Bundesliga debut goal in the 10th round against Bielefeld last year, is aiming for his second goal with four consecutive league starts.

His team, Mainz, is 7th in the league (17 points) with an unbeaten record in the last 4 matches (2 wins and 1 draw).

Freiburg’s Jung Woo-young will challenge for his fourth goal in the league. Freiburg, who lost their first defeat to Bayern Munich in the last round after running 10 games unbeaten (6 wins, 4 draws) after the start, is in third place (22 points).

The national team’s immovable defender Kim Min-jae (25 Fenerbahce) will face off against Turkish Super League rival Galatasaray at 1 am on the 22nd. Midfielder Hwang In-beom (25 Rubin Kazan) will play Sochi at 1:30 on the same day.

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