Tottenham striker Heung-Min Son () has kept his promise to captain Son, 32. Son has scored four goals since traveling to Qatar for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. He has now reached the double-digit 10-goal mark in the league.
Tottenham drew 2-2 away to Everton in the 23rd round on March 3 (KST). With the one point, Spurs remain fifth in the league with 44 points (W13 D5 L5).
He started up front in Tottenham’s 4-2-3-1 formation. Looking to capitalize on his chances, he opened the scoring with his first shot on goal in the fourth minute. Udogie sent in a cross from the left flank that he slid home with his left foot. There was no goal celebration as a tribute to the home team.
He completed his hat trick in the 41st minute with the score tied at 1-1. Hichalisson collected a ball from James Maddison near the arc circle and slotted it into the back of the net.
His ninth and 10th goals of the league moved him into a tie for seventh place in the league in goals. He is tied with Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who is competing in the Asian Cup. He is two goals behind fourth-placed Son Heung-min (12) and four behind leader Mohamed Salah (four). It’s quite a turnaround from last season, when he scored just one league goal.
With Son leaving for Qatar for the Asian Cup after the Bournemouth game on Jan. 1, he stressed the need for other strikers to step up. “Son, who is participating in the Asian Cup, recalled the role he has played in the past in the absence of Harry Kane and expressed his confidence in Tottenham’s forward line,” according to Football London.
“In the past few years, when Kane was out with injury, I felt I had to step up,” Son said, according to the publication. I hope our players feel the same way. This kind of situation makes you grow as a player and as a person.”
In particular, he emphasized that the Frenchman needs to score more goals. “I want him to be more goal-hungry, he’s doing a fantastic job and wants to score 토토사이트 순위 more goals,” Son said. “As a striker, you want to score as many goals as you can and you want to go to the next level. I want more than that,” he added.
Having scored just five league goals at the time, he has now scored four goals in five league games since Son’s departure. While the team’s scoring tended to be dominated by Son, Hyshalisong has risen to second on the team’s scoring charts in his absence.
Son has been away from Tottenham for over a month as he competes in the Asian Cup. If South Korea reaches the Asian Cup final, Son will miss another game or two. With his goal-scoring touch at its peak, he’ll be able to anchor Tottenham’s front line until then. Additionally, when Son returns to Tottenham, there will be a huge synergy on the flanks and up front.