Tottenham suffered a 1-2 reversal in the 15th round of the Premier League against West Ham in the 2023-24 season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on the 8th (Korea time). Son Heung-min was replaced in the 43rd minute of the second half as he started as Tottenham’s frontline striker and led the team’s attack.
In the match against West Ham, Son collapsed after colliding with West Ham’s Copal in the 37th minute of the second half. With Son keeping the ball, his copal intentionally collided strongly with Son, who collapsed complaining of pain. Since then, Son has been shown limping and was replaced at the end of the second half. Son recorded one shot on goal in the match against West Ham, but failed to score a goal.
“Son Heung-min is in tears while receiving medical treatment from his team. Tottenham is in fear of injury once again,” the British newspaper The Sun said on Sunday. Son Heung-min was seen crying with a painful expression on the bench after being replaced at the match against West Ham.
After the match against West Ham, Son said he was “fine” with his injury, but “it remains to be seen.” When asked if Son was injured after the match against West Ham, Tottenham manager Postecoglou declined to comment, saying, “I don’t know. I’m not sure.” However, a day later local time said, “He felt a bit of pain after the match. We will see how Son recovers today.”
Tottenham continued its unbeaten streak of 10 consecutive Premier League games this season, but it has fallen into a five-game winless slump since midfielder Madison and defender Van der Ben were injured together in the 11th round of the Premier League against Chelsea. Tottenham scored the first goal in all five recent Premier League games, but failed to win, making it the first club in Premier League history to win five consecutive games. Tottenham’s defeat against West Ham will mark its first three consecutive Premier League home games since 2008. 스포츠토토
On Tottenham’s failure to win despite scoring the first goal, Son said, “We suffered an unacceptable defeat. We scored the first goal in five consecutive games, but we lost the game. Players should be responsible,” adding, “West Ham have always been a difficult team to play against, but we have not been able to respond firmly. In particular, even though the team was leading 2-0 and 3-0 in the Premier League, no one knows what will happen in the end of the game. Players should be responsible. If we are leading 1-0 with early goals in the game, we should show more energy. We failed to do that, and that’s why we lost the game.”
Tottenham also led the league by five points ahead of second-place Manchester City after winning against Crystal Palace in October. Tottenham, which has been winless for five consecutive games since the match against Chelsea, is ranked fifth in the league with eight wins, three draws and four losses (27 points).