If only a goal was scored, the perfect stage was prepared. ‘Super Sony’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), who became the first Asian player to reach the 100th goal in the English Premier League (EPL) by one goal, defeated Japan’s new striker Kaoru Mitoma (26 · Brighton) and Korea-Japan goalkeeper face-to-face confrontation and is attracting attention.
English professional soccer Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min aims for his 100th personal league goal in the 2022-23 season EPL round 30 home game against Brighton & Hove Albion held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 11:00 pm (Korean time) on the 8th. EPL’s 100th goal is a record that only 33 players have achieved in history, and if it is achieved, it is the first Asian player’s record.
Son Heung-min, who moved to Tottenham from Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga in August 2015, has scored a total of 141 goals in all competitions, including the EPL, over eight seasons so far, ranking 7th in Tottenham’s all-time highest score.카지노사이트
In particular, he recorded 99 goals and 50 assists only in the EPL regular league, which is the regular league, and is approaching the record of the first 100 goals by an Asian player by only one goal. In the 2021-2022 season, he scored a total of 23 EPL goals and became the first joint scorer with Muhammad Salah (Liverpool), opening a new chapter in Asian soccer history. He is showing a somewhat sluggish appearance due to mercenary skills.
Son Heung-min is recording 6 goals and 4 assists in 27 EPL games this season. Including two goals in the FA Cup and two goals in the UEFA Champions League, he scored 10 goals and 4 assists in a total of 38 games for the season. At present, it is impossible to guarantee double-digit EPL scores in one season for seven consecutive seasons from the 2016-2017 season. Fortunately, after the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the performance is gradually reviving, and coach Antonio Conte, who had limited the activity radius, recently dropped out, raising expectations for scoring the 100th goal.
Son Heung-min failed to record an attack point in the 29th round against Everton on the 4th, which was the first time he played as acting coach Christian Stellini after coach Conte was sacked. . In the match against Colombia on the 24th of last month, the first time coach Jurgen Klinsmann took the helm of the Korean national team, he scored two goals and announced his strength.
Son Heung-min, who scored his 99th goal with a key goal against Nottingham Forest in the 27th round of the EPL on the 12th of last month, aims to restart the scorer in front of the home fans in about a month. Attention is focusing on whether Son Heung-min will become the 34th player ever to score PL 100 goals in two consecutive home matches following the match against Nottingham. Tottenham, who scored the first goal in both matches against the recent relegation team played on the road, but Tottenham, who recorded a draw, returns home and seeks a victory to restore honor.
The match against Brighton this weekend is also attracting attention because of the confrontation with Japanese striker Mitoma. After playing in the Japanese J-League and joining Brighton in 2021, Mitoma, who has been active in the EPL since this season after going on loan to Belgium (Union SG), is a winger like Son Heung-min, including attack points (2 goals, 4 assists) in the last 5 games in a row. EPL is showing an upward trend with 7 goals and 5 assists.
Whoscored.com, a European sports statistics media, predicts the weekend ‘Big Bang’ of EPL 5th place Tottenham and 6th place Brighton, predicting that both Son Heung-min and Mitoma will be selected as left wing forwards. Ma revealed that he was recording 7.15. Judging by whoscored.com’s season rating and this season’s record alone, Mitoma is slightly ahead.
Mitoma, who is 178cm-72kg, has a somewhat smaller physique than Son Heung-min, who is 184cm-77kg, but compared to Son Heung-min’s first season in the EPL, 2015-2016, where he only scored 4 goals and 1 help, his 7 goals and 5 assists so far is an amazing record. am. In Japan, Mitoma is already expected to grow as a striker representing Asia in the EPL following Son Heung-min.
Son Heung-min and Mitoma first met in the 10th round last year, but neither player could record an attack point. At that time, Tottenham, where Son Heung-min started, won 1-0 with Harry Kane’s winning goal. Mitoma, who started the game from the bench, stepped on the ground as a substitute in the 22nd minute of the second half, but did not show much activity. Son Heung-min and Mitoma are currently ranked second on the team in scoring. In Tottenham, Harry Kane leads with 22 goals and 2 assists, and in Brighton, Alexis McAllister leads with 8 goals.
If Son Heung-min scores a goal in this second meeting, he will become the 34th player in history to score the 100th EPL goal. It will also give strength to Tottenham’s ‘Top 4’ competition, which is in full swing. The competition for 4th place, which is the last line of qualification for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season, is competing on thin ice to the extent that it changes every time a game is played.
Tottenham, who played 29 EPL games, maintained 4th place, but was now pushed to 5th place (50 points), while Newcastle in 3rd place and Manchester United in 4th place (53 points above) played 28 games, one less than Tottenham, and scored points. We are ahead by 3 points. Brighton are in 6th place, 4 points behind Tottenham, with two games less played, so a win in this game could put them in the race for the ‘top four’.
The match between Tottenham and Brighton will be broadcast live exclusively on SPOTV ON and SPOTV NOW at 11 pm on the 8th. An event is also underway to present 100 standing TVs to those who take a picture of Son Heung-min’s EPL 100th goal record moment and send it.