Pochettino’s mission, making Chelsea Son Heung-min… “I want a twist like Son Heung-min”

The task has been given to manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has stepped forward as the head of Chelsea.스포츠토토

British media ‘Football London’ said on the 3rd (Korean time), “Mihailo Mudriq is ready to play the role of Son Heung-min under manager Pochettino.”

Mudrik, who played for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, wore a Chelsea shirt in January. The threatening breakthrough ability shown in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) caught the attention of several prestigious teams. Chelsea boldly invested a transfer fee of 70 million euros (approximately 99 billion won) and embraced Mudrik.

Moudrik entered the English stage with great expectations. However, he went through a difficult adjustment period. He appeared in 17 matches in official competitions, including 15 in the league, but only scored. There was also criticism that he invested an excessive amount of money without sufficient proof.

There is also an opinion that he should be given ample opportunities. Mudriq has only played one game full-time for Chelsea. He only played 44 minutes per game. He is in the position that he has to watch more because he transferred during the season.

In this situation, Mudrik is preparing for a revival. Currently, he is participating in the UEFA U-21 Euros as a member of the Ukraine U-21 national team. Recently, in the quarterfinal match against France, he recorded two assists and led the team to victory.

The media mentioned Son Heung-min’s case, saying, “Mudrik’s performance proved that he deserves professional management from coach Pochettino.”

Son Heung-min, who wore a Tottenham uniform in 2015, also had a hard time adapting to the first season. He made 28 league appearances in his first season, but scored only 4 goals. He didn’t even have an edge in the main competition. After the season, Son Heung-min tried to return to the German Bundesliga, but manager Pochettino stopped him.

The desperate Son Heung-min flew up in the trust of manager Pochettino. Starting with 14 league goals in his second season, he became a leading striker with double-digit scores for 7 consecutive seasons. In the 2021-22 season, he also became the league’s top scorer with 23 goals.

The media also added the contents of an interview with Son Heung-min in the past. Son Heung-min told the Daily Mail in 2018, “Coach Pochettino encouraged me,” and revealed an anecdote of encouragement, saying, “Football is about scoring and you have to move forward to score goals.” He expressed his gratitude, saying, “Coach Pochettino taught me a lot about movement and off-the-ball situations, and that made a difference.”

‘Football London’ pointed to Moudrik as an example for the revival, saying, “I hope he will undergo a change similar to Son Heung-min, who quickly became one of the best side strikers in Europe under manager Pochettino.”

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