Son Heung-min scores goal in opening match against Manchester City
The winning goal leading the team to a 1-0 victory
Selected as the best 11 by BBC
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[헤럴드경제=조범자 기자] The BBC praised Son Heung-min (29, Tottenham), who shot the final shot in the opening match of the English Premier League (EPL) in 2021-2022 against defending champion Manchester City, and was named in the ‘Team of the Week’.
Son Heung-min was positioned on the right side of the second line in the 3-4-3 formation in ‘Gas Crooks’ Migration Team’ announced by the BBC on the 16th (Korean time). Son Heung-min appeared as the top striker in the match in the absence of Harry Kane, but was classified as a midfielder in the BBC’s Best 11.
Son Heung-min started in the home game of the 2021-2022 EPL Round 1 against Manchester City on the same day and shook the net with a left footed shot from the right side of the penalty area in the 10th minute of the second half. It was the most exciting goal of the season and the winning goal that led the team to a 1-0 victory.
Football expert Crooks said, “Heung-Min Son’s winning goal was like a textbook, and it was a typical goal for a striker.”
He further said that it would be no problem for Tottenham to sell their ‘main gun’ Harry Kane.
“If Tottenham need more courage to get Manchester City money and hand over Kane, you can watch today’s match. They won the EPL champion without England captain (Kane),” said Crooks. “Kane is a ‘world class’ player. It must be the reason his ransom is high. But Son Heung-min is also the same,” he explained.
“Lucas Moura’s energy has undoubtedly been shown to be at the level of £130 million (Kane’s expected ransom),” he said. (Sell Kane) and get paid!”
Kane joined Tottenham this month after taking a break from Manchester City transfer rumors this summer, but missed the opening match against Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min avoided an immediate answer about Kane’s absence in an interview with Sky Sports after the game.
When asked about Kane, he said, “We are pros. We just focus on the game. It is clear that Kane is an important player to us, but we have to keep an eye on the situation.”
Son Heung-min said, “Man City is currently the best team in the world, so we prepared well and fought for three points. We showed our hard work in the pre-season on the pitch. Starting the season like this is very meaningful.” “The fans are everything in football. We played for them. Thanks to the fans for coming and today’s game was really fun.”
Son Heung-min, who had the best season last season with a total of 22 goals and 17 assists, including 17 league goals and 10 assists, said, “I can’t guarantee it. I will just do my best in every game. “If you play for the team, personal results will follow. Whether or not you can break the record will be known only after the season is over.”