[스포츠서울 | 박준범기자] Heung-Min Son VS Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United will face off in the 10th round of the English Premier League (EPL) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am on the 31st (Korean time). It is an inevitable clash with Tottenham in 6th place with 5 wins and 4 losses and Manchester United in 7th place with 4 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses.
Moreover, attention is focused on the match between Son Heung-min, who is leading Tottenham’s attack, and Cristiano Ronaldo, the center of Manchester United. Son Heung-min has been picking his idol as Ronaldo. This is the first time the two players face each other in the EPL. The two met for the first time in the 2017-2018 season in the UEFA Champions League group stage. However, Son Heung-min stepped on the ground in the 44th minute of the second half and could not play together for a long time. And in 2019, they played 45 minutes head-to-head in the International Champions Cup (ICC).
Neither team is in good shape. Tottenham lost to West Ham in the 8th round of the league on the 24th. Fortunately, they beat Burnley 1-0 in the Carabao Cup. However, Tottenham Hotspur’s attacking left a lot of disappointment. Tottenham Hotspur is the team’s top scorer with four goals in all competitions this season. Heung-Min Son is leading the attack while Harry Kane has not yet recovered his condition. Son Heung-min met Manchester United 13 times and has scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists.
The same goes for Manchester United. They are sluggish with 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 5 league matches. Moreover, in the 8th round, the mood was greatly reduced with a humiliating 0-5 defeat to Liverpool. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking as manager is in a crisis situation. Still, there are positive aspects. Rafael Varane, who was out due to injury, is set to return. Ronaldo has scored three goals in six games this season. He shines with 87 goals in his EPL career.