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Heung-Min Son, career-highest five-game goal streak against Southampton

Son Heung-min. (Photo = AFPBBNews)

[이데일리 스타in 임정우 기자] Son Heung-min (29), who scored a goal in four consecutive Premier League (EPL) matches in English professional football, is set to go hunting for goals in five consecutive games, the most in his career.

Heung-Min Son’s team, Tottenham Hotspur, will play the 20th round of the English Premier League (EPL) for the 2021-2022 season against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England on the 29th at 0:00 (Korean time).

Tottenham Hotspur, who have been undefeated in 6 regular league matches (4 wins, 2 draws) since taking office as manager Antonio Conte, are aiming for 3 points against Southampton. Tottenham Hotspur’s recent rise has been driven by Son Heung-min. Heung-Min Son scored a goal and provided one assist in the last four games until the match against Crystal Palace that ended on the 27th, leading Tottenham’s undefeated streak.

The goal of four consecutive games is also meaningful to Son Heung-Min. This is the second time Son Heung-min has scored in four consecutive regular league matches, both in the German Bundesliga and in the EPL, after playing 13 seasons in Europe. Son Heung-min scored four consecutive goals in the 2016-2017 EPL season from round 30 against Burnley to round 33 against Bournemouth.

Son Heung-min, who tied the record for most consecutive goals in the regular league in four seasons, will challenge for the most goals in five consecutive games against Southampton. Not only this. Heung-Min Son, who has recorded 8 goals and 2 assists in the regular league and 9 goals and 3 assists in the official game, scores one goal against Southampton, and Son will achieve double-digit goals in official matches for 7 consecutive seasons. If he scores multiple goals, he will score in double digits in the Premier League for seven consecutive seasons.

As Son Heung-min showed a good performance against Southampton, expectations for a goal are inflated. Son Heung-min scored 11 goals in 13 matches against Southampton. It was the most goals scored against a specific team in his European career.

Heung-Min Son was replaced with Brian Hill in the 31st minute of the second half in the Crystal Palace game, saving his stamina, which is one of the reasons why we are looking forward to the match against Southampton. Tottenham, who jumped to fifth place in the league with a win over Crystal Palace, will challenge to close the gap with fourth-placed Arsenal.

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