Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), who kept silent even after starting in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 against AC Milan (Italy), was criticized locally. It is said that he did not have a significant impact on the game except for a sharp set-piece kick, but there were even voices saying that he should have been replaced earlier.
The British Evening Standard gave Son Heung-min a rating of 4 right after Tottenham lost 0-1 to AC Milan in the first leg of the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 held at San Siro, Milan, Italy on the 15th (Korean time). Along with defender Cristian Romero, he is the lowest rating in the team. 온라인카지노
The media pointed out, “Except for a few threatening free kicks, Son Heung-min had little impact on the game that day.” On this day, Son Heung-min was replaced by Danjuma in the 36th minute of the second half.
On this day, Son Heung-min played as a left-sided striker in a 3-4-3 format and showed sharp right-footed kicks several times in free kicks and corner kicks. However, it did not lead to an assist, such as Eric Dyer’s header headed in front of the goalkeeper. At the end of the first half, he penetrated the space behind the defense and even connected a shot, but was ruled offside. On this day, Son Heung-min’s number of shots was 0.
Another British media outlet, 90MIN, also gave a rating of 4 points, saying, “We couldn’t show anything in the second half,” and Football London also gave a rating of 5 points, saying, “It is one of the regrettable games in which the ball was sloppily stolen.”
However, in the whoscored.com rating based on records, they were tied for 4th place in the team with 6.66 points. On this day, Son Heung-min did not shoot, but recorded 2 key passes (jointly the most in the team) and successfully dribbled once. The pass success rate was 71.4%. He also added strength defensively, such as tackling (twice) and clearing (one time).
Meanwhile, Tottenham lost 0-1 to AC Milan without finally overcoming the opening goal allowed by Brahim Dias in the 7th minute of the first half. Tottenham will play the second leg of the round of 16 against AC Milan at home on the 9th of next month, and they have the pressure to win in order to advance to the quarterfinals.