“The end of soccer” British media expressed it like this. It is not at all unreasonable to slightly paraphrase “We are living in the era of Son Heung-min.”
Tottenham Hotspur’s captain Son Heung-min started the match against Newcastle United in the 16th round of the 2023-2024 Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on the 11th (Korea time) and took the lead in a 4-1 victory with one goal and two assists.
Son started off on the left wing. He assisted Tottenham’s first goal and additional goals in the 26th and 38th minutes of the first half. Both were perfect passes that allowed the goal to be scored with just touching the foot.
At the 73rd minute, he shifted to center forward. At the 85th minute, when the team was leading 3-0, he collapsed Newcastle’s defense line with a sharp penetration. He beat the goalie and induced a foul. He won a penalty kick himself and succeeded. He scored 10 goals in this season. Son achieved double-digit scoring for eight consecutive seasons. He scored 10 goals last season before reaching the halfway mark this season.
The Guardian reported, “We need to think about Son’s record. He is 31 years old this year. He has been playing for Tottenham for nine years. The goal gave him 10 goals and four assists in the league. Son is close to playing in 400 games in Tottenham. Now he said, “Ha.”
The media in England, the home of soccer, admitted that Son Heung-min has become a star player representing the times. 슬롯머신
Son Heung-min played in 389 matches as a member of Tottenham Hotspur FC. Hugo Lloris of France has played in more matches than Son as a non-English national. Lloris is the goalkeeper. Among field players, Son is the best except for England players.
Including English nationality, Son ranks fifth overall. Harry Kane, who left for Bayern Munich ahead of this season, ranks second with 430 games. If Son plays full time until next season, Kane will also be ahead.