“I depend on Heung-Min Son every game.” Coach Antonio Conte was satisfied with Heung-Min Son’s performance. After the game, he even shared a deep hug with Son Heung-min.
Tottenham Hotspur won a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the 19th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season at Selhurst Park in London, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 5th. Tottenham maintained 5th place with 10 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses (33 points).
It was a victory that reversed the recent atmosphere. Conte’s first two matches since the World Cup break have been sluggish, with one draw and one loss. In particular, the 0-2 defeat against Aston Villa was one of the worst matches in which Tottenham’s anxiety factor this season occurred at the same time.
Tottenham players were desperate. Against the Palace, the firepower was properly discharged. Tottenham, who scored the first goal in 11 official competitions with a header from Harry Kane, scored four goals in the second half alone, washing away all of their recent sluggish performance.
Son Heung-min also broke the silence. Son Heung-min had no goals in the EPL until this game, except for a hat-trick against Leicester City. As the scoreless continued over the year, even the British media even covered the sluggishness of Son Heung-min, who shone as the top scorer last season, as a topic.
He finally let go of the sadness. In the 27th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min did not miss the mistake of the Palace defense and immediately shot, completing the team’s key goal. Son Heung-min’s persistence in not giving up was a brilliant score, and even the luck of being hit and refracted by the defender’s feet followed. Son Heung-min roared as he threw the mask vigorously as if to shake off the injury that had been holding him back. 안전놀이터
After the game, Son Heung-min expressed his regret to his teammates. He said, “I felt sorry for my teammates. They wanted more from me, and today I lived up to that expectation. I hope to continue the scoring streak through this game.”
Conte also expressed his satisfaction. In an interview after the game, he said, “(Son Heung-min) suffered a bit because he didn’t score as many goals as he did this season. But Heung-Min Son knows he’s an important player for us. We depend on him every game. This match It was really important to score in , and now we want to continue.” He applauded Son for overcoming a difficult period.
Meanwhile, after the game, he shared a deep hug with Son Heung-min. Coach Conte hugged Son Heung-min tightly first and then hugged Pierre-Emile Hoivier who was passing by. In this regard, Britain’s ‘The Boot Room’ recalled, “It was a lovely moment.”