While ‘soul partner’ Harry Kane set a record, Son Heung-min (above Tottenham) could not escape the worst situation.
Tottenham won 1-0 against Fulham in the 21st round of the 2022-2023 Premier League held at Craven Cottage in London, England on the 24th (hereinafter Korean time).
With this victory, Tottenham escaped losing streak and secured 5th place with 11 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses with 36 points.
Tottenham’s main gun Harry Kane scored 266 goals, tying the record for the most goals in club history. Son Heung-min delivered an assist when Kane wrote a record after starting, and also made a joint goal record.
On this day, Kane made a new history for Tottenham. Founded in 1882, Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer is Jimmy Greaves, who played an active part in the 1960s. Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 appearances.
Kane, who scored before the 먹튀검증 end of the first half, also scored 266 goals in his career, tying with Greaves. After half a century, he rose to the top spot in Tottenham goal history.
Born in 1993, Kane started playing for Tottenham’s first team from the 2011-2012 season when he was 18 years old. It was in the 2014-2015 season that he became a main player. He scored in double digits every season. He scored a whopping 41 goals in the 2017-2018 season.
Kane also scored 199 Premier League goals. He had 200 goals in front of his eyes.
However, Son Heung-min was left with regret. British media gave a negative evaluation of Son Heung-min.
Football London’ gave a rating of 5 to Son Heung-min, saying, “He competed a lot and did not stop running. He helped Kane’s record goal, but had no impact on the game.”
It is the lowest rating within the team along with Ivan Perisic and Hischarlisson. Kane, the protagonist of the winning goal, received an 8 rating.
WhoScored.com, which specializes in soccer statistics, also gave Son Heung-min a 6.7. Among the best 11, it is the lowest rating after Dejan Kulusevski (6.6). Kane received the highest rating of 7.6 along with goalkeeper Lloris.
In addition, Fulham coach Marco Silva said in an interview published in the British media after the game, “Son Heung-min’s tackle is more than a yellow card.” If Son Heung-min was sent off, Fulham could have led the game to their advantage, so it was even more disappointing for manager Silva. However, Son Heung-min’s foul was upheld by the centrifugal yellow card by video review (VAR).
Son Heung-min, who recorded an assist but failed to score a goal, could end up in the worst situation. Son Heung-min, who scored 23 goals last season and tied for the top scorer with Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), is only scoring 4 goals this season. Of course, there are still many games left and there are plenty of opportunities for a turnaround. However, there is a possibility that he will be shaken like a Tottenham senior.
Based on the top scorer who played more than 20 games in the league, about 40 years ago, Son Heung-min’s Tottenham senior, Steve Archibald, took the league top scorer with 20 goals in the 1980-1981 season and only scored 6 league goals in the 1981-1982 season. .
If Son Heung-min fails to escape the slump, there is a possibility of setting a disgraceful record like Archibald. In the end, Son Heung-min has to score.