“SON, I know you’re popular, but… not being on the bench is a miracle”

British local media are pouring harsh criticism of Son Heung-min.

Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham will face off in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season at Kraben Cottage in London, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 24th. Currently, Fulham is 7th with 31 points (9 wins, 4 draws, 7 losses), and Tottenham is 5th with 33 points (10 wins, 3 draws, 7 losses).

For Tottenham, this match against Fulham is very important. This is because we have to reverse the atmosphere of the recent losing streak. Tottenham recently lost 0-2 to Arsenal, their ‘Northern London rival’, and in the game against Manchester City, led by 2 points, they conceded 4 runs and suffered a 2-4 come-from-behind loss. Tottenham, whose goal is to advance to the European Football Association (UFEA) Champions League (UCL), has a six-point gap with fourth-placed Manchester United. In order to revive the momentum as much as possible, we must win against Fulham.

Of course it’s not easy. This is because Tottenham has been playing a frustrating game lately. There are a lot of problems such as injury after injury, defensive mistakes, and attack patterns focused on Harry Kane. Among them, it is a serious problem that Son Heung-min, who won the EPL top scorer last season, is not free from sluggishness.

Son Heung-Min has only scored 4 goals in the league this season. Four goals must be a serious slump at the point where the season is over half way over. In the midst of this, with the news that ‘competitor’ Richarlison has returned from injury, local media are predicting that Son Heung-min will head to the bench against the upcoming Fulham match and pack an attack with the Richarlison-Kane-Dejan Kulusevski line.

안전놀이터 British ‘Football Insider’ expert Tom McManus questioned whether Son Heung-min continued to be selected.

“Son Heung-min has always scored in double digits. But not this season. What happened in the summer? He was on fire last season, but I haven’t seen him play like that this season. He would have scored a hat-trick against Leicester City. “At that time, I thought he had come back. But again, he didn’t do anything for a long time. He was sluggish at the World Cup.” 안전놀이터

He continued, “I see Heung-Min Son in the starting lineup every week. Honestly, it’s a miracle that he’s still in the starting lineup. If it wasn’t for Richarlison’s injury, Heung-Min Son would have been left out. “I know Son Heung-min is popular, but he has to be brutal at times.”

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