[골닷컴] Reporter Dong-Hoon Kang = Tottenham Hotspur, a professional football team in England, has been running unbeaten since the opening, with strong momentum, but was defeated in the ‘North London Derby’, an important match. Heung-Min Son, who started in the starting lineup, was substituted without raising an attacking point and played only 71 minutes.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-3 in the away match against Arsenal in the 9th round of the Premier League of the 2022/23 season held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 1st at 8:30pm (Korea time). After conceding the first goal, Harry Kane’s equalizer came, but soon after conceding one goal after another, he collapsed.
Tottenham, who lost that day, ended their unbeaten streak of seven games and stayed in third place (5 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 17 points). After reorganizing their ranks, Tottenham will play against Einracht Frankfurt (Germany) on the 5th in the UEFA Champions League Group D match, and then leave for Brighton & Hove Albion on the 5th.
Tottenham, who continued to cruise on an unbeaten run after the opening, but a difficult game was expected because they met Arsenal, who is a rival and leader of the ‘North London Derby’. However, in the last 7 games, they are ahead of their opponents (3 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses), and I have a good memory of winning 3-0 in the last game.
Coach Antonio Conte also warned, “Arsenal have had a good start this season and have only lost one game. They are showing very good performances. “I know. I will definitely win.”
Coach Conte implemented the Best Eleven with the clear aim of inevitably winning the competition. Heung-Min Son, Kane, Richalisson, Pierre-Emil Hoyvier, Rodrigo Bentancourt, Ivan Perisic, Eric Dier, Christian Romero, and Clement Langlet were the starting players.
As expected, Arsenal, who had excellent performances this season, were strong. He was pushed with strong pressure from the forwards from the start, and Tottenham were stunned and shaken for a moment as they conceded a goal. In the 20th minute of the first half, a right foot shot from Thomas Parti hit a pass from Ben White without stopping and landed in the corner of the goal.
However, Spurs slowly began to bring the flow, and soon the game turned around. In the 31st minute of the first half, Richalisson was awarded a penalty when he evaded the defense inside the box, which Kane, who was the kicker, did lightly. Tottenham finished the first half with a tight 1-1 balance.
At the start of the second half, Tottenham gave up the lead again due to a ridiculous mistake. In the fourth minute of the second half, Bukayo Saka’s shot went through the goalkeeper and fell back, and Gabriel Jesus pushed it in. To make matters worse, Emerson Royal was sent off for a dangerous foul and was outnumbered.
In the end, Tottenham gave up the flow and conceded another goal. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Granit Xhaka rattled the net with a left-footed shot from inside the box. In response, Conte made a change. In the 26th minute of the second half, Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon replaced Son Heung-min, Perisic, Richalison and Langlet. Matt Doherty and Yves Bisuma came in.
Afterwards, Conte made an additional substitution. At the 30th minute of the second half, Hoybjerg left and Oliver Skip entered. After that, Tottenham could not overcome their numerical inferiority for the rest of the time and could not rebalance the game.