The Athletic highly praised that ‘Center SON’ could be an alternative to Harry Kane.
The sports media ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 30th (Korean time) that ‘Tottenham Hotspur finally found an attacking option even in the absence of Kane’.
This is an analysis of the FA Cup match against Preston held on the 29th. Even Preston fans paid tribute to Son Heung-min’s outstanding performance. According to a local reporter, home fans gave a standing ovation when Son Heung-min left the ground.
On this day, Tottenham took out the ‘Center SON’ card unlike usual. Signature striker Kane was unable to play due to poor physical condition. Son Heung-min, who was a left wing forward, took the central striker position. Left wingback Ivan Perisic stepped up as wing forward. On the right, Dejan Klusevski came out as it was. It was an unfamiliar three-top of Perisic-Son Heung-min-Klusevski. 메이저놀이터
We struggled a bit in the first half. After adapting, Son Heung-min and Tottenham showed their true value from the second half. In particular, Son Heung-min, who scored only one goal in the last 17 games, woke up. He scored the opening goal with his proprietary mid-range kick. The second goal broke Preston’s net after creating a completely open chance by teasing the opposing defender with sensuous movements.
The Athletic highly praised the existence of Son Heung-min, who led the team to a 3-0 victory even without Kane. Kane’s replacement options had been a problem for most of the season, but he hoped he’d found the answer.
Reporter Tim Spear of The Athletic said, ‘Son Heung-min scored a shocking goal. I aimed with my left foot in the Son Heung-min zone and made a beautiful trajectory toward the corner.”
This was actually just a preview. The second goal was made through a luxurious move that professional goal scorers sometimes show off.
Spear said, ‘The second goal was better than the first. Received the ball and inadvertently sent the opponent in the wrong direction. This is a scene that Son Heung-min has not shown throughout the season. It can be seen as a scene where he regained his confidence. It’s a lovely piece of work,’ he praised. Spear continued, ‘When Son Heung-min was replaced, the home fans (Preston fans) gave a warm applause. Oh, it’s a luxurious scene,’ he said, thrilled.
Sky Sports also said, ‘Son Heung-min laughed again. Son Heung-min was responsible for Kane’s absence. Son Heung-min has regained his confidence. For Tottenham, right now is the decisive timing.”