Son Heung-min was evaluated as ‘quiet’.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated Nottingham Forest 3-1 in the 27th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 12th. As a result, 4th place Tottenham has 15 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses (48 points), chasing Manchester United (49 points) in 3rd place by one point.
Tottenham’s attack on this day was led by Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Richarlison. It was an overwhelming match. Tottenham attacked Nottingham’s defense throughout the first half. It finally paid off. In the 19th minute of the first half, Pedro Poro’s cross was headed by Harry Kane inside the penalty box to open the scoring. Tottenham didn’t stop there. In the 35th minute of the first half, Richarlison was fouled inside the penalty box and awarded a penalty kick (PK). Kane became the kicker and finished lightly.
In the second half, Tottenham took the lead. The cuneiform bone exploded. In the 17th minute of the second half, Richarlison’s cross was linked with Son Heung-min’s perfect first touch followed by a shot to shake the net. It was Son Heung-min’s 10th goal of the season (all competitions) and his 6th goal in the EPL. It is also Son Heung-min who achieved the 99th goal in EPL career. Tottenham conceded a goal in the 36th minute of the second half, but ended up winning 3-1 and earning 3 points.
On this day, Son Heung-min truly performed full-time. According to soccer statistics media ‘Statman Dave’, Son Heung-min has a pass success rate of 86%, 36 ball touches, 5 key passes, 6 crosses (4 successes), 2 long balls (2 successes), and 1 goal. . Football statistics media ‘Squawka’ raised his thumb, saying, “Son Heung-min created more chances than anyone else by creating 5 chances against Nottingham.” 안전놀이터
However, it was argued that Son Heung-min’s performance was disappointing. Chris Sutton, who is active as a commentator on British public broadcasters ‘BBC’ and ‘BT Sports’, said in an interview with ‘BT Sports’, “It was a good development from Po to Richarli Song. He initially tried to send it to Son Heung-min, but Worral removed it. It went back to Richarlison, and he crossed to the far side,” he explained Son Heung-min’s scoring situation again.
However, it was evaluated that Son Heung-min’s overall game influence was disappointing. “Son Heung-min received it with a good touch, dragged the ball and fired a shot,” Sutton claimed. “Son Heung-min was quite quiet, and Richarlison was much more threatening on the right flank.”