Son Heung-min scored ’20 offensive points for the seventh consecutive season’. He overcame an orbital fracture, the aftermath of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and tactical challenges.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated Leeds United 4-1 in the 38th round of the 2022-23 English Premier League (PL) season at Elland Road in Leeds, England, at 0:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 29. Tottenham (60 points) finished eighth in the final standings and failed to qualify for Europe.
The balance was upset not long after kickoff. In the second minute of the first half, Son Heung-min played a pass through Emerson Royal and Pedro Foro. Kane, who was in the center, rattled the net with a powerful shot. It was the ‘Son-Ke duo’s’ 47th joint goal in the EPL.
Tottenham added a second goal in stoppage time. Leeds used their substitutions to try and turn the game around, with Jack Harrison scoring in the 22nd minute, but it wasn’t enough. Tottenham capped it off with a Kane double in the 24th minute and a Lucas Moura wedge in stoppage time.
In the end, Tottenham ran out 4-1 winners over Leeds. At the same time, Aston Villa beat Brighton to clinch the seventh spot in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL). Tottenham ended up in eighth place.
Son Heung-min was also disappointed. After winning the Golden Boot last season, much was expected of him, but this season didn’t go as planned. There were many obstacles, including an orbital fracture, the aftermath of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and tactical difficulties under Antonio Conte.
Nevertheless, Son refused to give up. He bounced back in the second half of the season. In all competitions this season, he has 20 offensive points (14 goals and 6 assists). That’s seven seasons in a row (28, 29, 29, 30, 39, 32, 20) from 2016-17 to 2022-23.메이저사이트
He also broke a number of records. He became a legend when he scored his 100th EPL goal, scored double-digit goals in seven consecutive EPL seasons, and became Tottenham’s sixth all-time leading scorer.
The upcoming summer is crucial. After failing to qualify for the Champions League, Tottenham will be looking for a manager to succeed Conte. It’s also important to fill the director of football position left by Fabio Paratici. Spurs and Son Heung-min will have to swallow their disappointment and look forward to next season.