Negative prospects for Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who won the top scorer in the English Premier League (EPL) last season, are sluggish this season.
Son Heung-min, who was the top scorer with 23 goals last season, has only scored 4 goals in 19 league games this season.
Except for a hat-trick against Leicester City in September of last year and an additional goal against Crystal Palace on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time) in the new year, he remained silent for 17 league matches.
Finally, on the 26th, Tottenham hired Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma, a rival of Son Heung-min, on loan.
Danjuma, who has been playing for Spain’s Villarreal since 2021, scored two goals in 10 matches in the Spanish Primera Liga this season. In the 2021-22 season, he is a winger resource with scoring power enough to score 10 goals in the league and score double digits. Right-footed and his main position on the left flank, he is likely to threaten the position of Son Heung-min, who has been sluggish this season.
The British media’Evening Standard’ also excluded Son Heung-min’s name from Tottenham’s predicted best 11 when signing Danjuma. 안전놀이터
If you focus only on Son Heung-min as an individual, his crisis seems clear. However, there is a reason why Antonio Conte cannot easily exclude him. It is because of the existence of Son Heung-min’s best friend, Harry Kane.
Tottenham won 1-0 with Kane’s winning goal following the help of Son Heung-min in the 2022-23 EPL round 21 away match against Fulham held on the 24th.
In the 46th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min delivered the ball from the left side of the penalty arc, and Kane finished it with a right-footed turning shot to score.
Son Heung-min and Kane are soul mates who work together the most in the EPL. The two, who hold the record for the most joint goals in EPL history, increased the record to 44 goals. Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard have already surpassed the record of 36 goals jointly.
In addition, Son Heung-min and Kane jointly scored 51 goals in all official matches.
Kane, who was helped by Son Heung-min in the match against Fulham, also tied the record for Tottenham’s official record of 266 goals. Of these, 27 goals were scored with the help of Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min’s share in Kane’s record is not small.
Kane is second in scoring in the league this season with 16 goals. ‘Monster Striker’ Elling Hollan (Mantic City)’s scoring pace is so good. If it was like the previous year, Kane would have been ahead of the competition for scoring title.
In order for Tottenham to go higher, Ace Kane’s scorer must explode for the rest of the season. If Son Heung-min, a soul mate with whom he can communicate just by looking at his eyes, increases his absence time, this is a loss for Kane and Tottenham.
Although his sense of goal has been somewhat dull this season, it is obviously not easy for Tottenham and Conte coaches to exclude Son Heung-min from the starting lineup.
Also, Son Heung-min is currently the player who can connect Kane’s passes to goals the most in Tottenham. Even if Danzuma came, it seems unlikely that the EPL top scorer of the previous season will be immediately pushed out.