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Individual’s most goals and first championship… ‘The Age of Heung-Min Son’ is heading to its peak

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The era of Son Heung-min (29, Tottenham) is heading towards its peak.

On the 22nd, Tottenham won a 2-1 turnaround against Southampton in the 29th round of the 2020-21 English Premier League (EPL). In the 30th minute of the first half, Danny Ings of Southampton was given the lead, but Gareth Bale tied the goal in the 13th minute of the second half. And the final goal that determined the game came from Son Heung-min’s feet. In the 45th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min succeeded the penalty kick that Tottenham got. In the team that was cluttered after coach Jose Mourinho hardship, Son Heung-min took the lead. When the key striker Harry Kane was away due to injuries, it was Son Heung-min who would play the role of the team’s ace. With 53 points, Tottenham jumped to sixth in the league.

After the game, Son Heung-min said, “I was disappointed by 0-1 in the first half. But in the second half, I made a chance by owning the ball well. I decided to reverse by talking with the players,’Let’s try it once. The game is not over.’ “He said. “There are still regular leagues left. The situation can be different. I think Tottenham should be in a higher position than it is now. We will have a great sense of responsibility until the end of the season.”

It was also the youngest EPL victory record for 30-year-old acting coach Ryan Mason. “We’re so lucky to win. Tottenham was a series of chaos. Thankfully, we won. The second half of the game was very good. Our players gave off good energy and gave us the courage to win.” Turned the ball.

The European football statistics specialist’Huscore.com’ gave Son Heung-min the second highest rating of 7.4 points in the team. In addition, Son Heung-min took the’King of the Match’ selected by the EPL secretariat. England’s’Football London’ evaluated that “Son Heung-min played his part in an important moment.”

It was also another record-setting moment. Son Heung-min’s 15th goal in the regular league. This is the most goals in a season in the regular league in personal career. The previous record was 14 goals in the 2016-17 season. This is the first time he has reported 15 goals, even in the German Bundesliga period.

I have no intention of stopping here. He is waiting for another new record. Son Heung-min, who reported 20 goals in all competitions this season. He scored one goal in his season’s most goals (21 goals) recorded in the 2016-17 season. If two more goals are scored in the future, Son Heung-min’s history will be rewritten. Currently, Son Heung-min is ranked 4th in scoring. There is also a high possibility that he will be named in the top 5 of his first goal in history. As a Korean player, Cha Bum-keun scored the most goals in the regular league in one season in the European Big League. He scored 17 goals in Leverkusen, Germany in the 1985-86 season. Son Heung-min is also preparing to overcome this. The history of Korean football is also changing.

Son Heung-min is also ready to lift the first championship cup in his professional career. Tottenham will compete in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) final against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on the 26th. Son Heung-min’s only winning experience is the gold medal in the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. I didn’t get to the top in the pro. This time, the golden opportunity came. If you win your first victory, you can add great glory to Son Heung-min’s history. Son Heung-min is full of confidence. He was Son Heung-min, who took the lead in defeating Manchester City in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) in the 2018-19 season. He said, “I have no intention of being satisfied with playing in the final. I want to be proud of being a winner by winning. I will rest well and fight for my fans after recovering. Our fans deserve the championship more than anyone else.” Showed willingness.

He had a lot of glory. It ranked 19th, the highest ranking in Asia, in the ‘100 Best Soccer Players’ released by the leading British magazine’Guardian’, and the Ballon d’Or ranked 22nd. He held the FIFA Fuskas Award, was the first Asian player to break through the 100th goal in the European Big League, and joined the first Asian player ’10-10 Club’ at the EPL. It was also the 28th in EPL history to be named in the’Four Goals Club’. Here is Son Heung-min, who has made a new record for the most goals in the regular league and is waiting for many new records. His performance has reached its peak. There is no sign of an end to the’Era of Son Heung-min’.

Reporter Choi Yong-jae choi.yongjae@joongang.co.kr

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