Son Heung-min, who started the match against Newcastle United in the 16th round of the 2023-24 English Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on the 11th (Korea time), led the team to a 4-1 victory with one goal and two assists, both of which were made by winning a one-on-one match against Trippier.
Son, who has been the front-line striker since the opening, moved to the left-hand side for the match. Instead, Hishalisson started as the front-line striker. “Hishalisson is fit and I think playing in the middle is the best position when we are with Son,” coach Enze Postecoglou said. “If we watch our games over the past few weeks, most of our chances for scoring have been passed to wingers. Son was still the best finisher and I thought if we turn him left, he could open more avenues for the goal.”
As Son was assigned to the left, he and Trippier formed a matchup. Trippier is an undisputed right-hander of Newcastle United. Trippier led Spain’s Primera Liga title as a starting player for Atletico Madrid and also played for the England national team, which was a victory for Son.
In the 25th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min broke down Trippier and made his first help. Udogi, who participated in the central attack, handed the ball to Son Heung-min on the left side and penetrated into the penalty box. Son Heung-min passed Trippier with a false leg and sprayed a grounder cross with his left foot, which caught Udogi’s foot and scored. 온라인경마
Tottenham scored an additional goal in the 36th minute of the first half, and Son Heung-min beat Trippier again this time. After catching a big ball that flew to the left side, he beat Trippier again with a false leg. This time, Hishalisson finished Son’s left-footed cross. Son made it 4-0 with a penalty kick in the 85th minute of the second half, and Trippier was replaced a minute later.
Soccer statistics firm SopaScore gave Son a 9.5 rating. It overwhelms Hishalisson (8.8), which has the second highest rating among its players. Footmob also gave Son a 9.5 rating, which is the highest among its players. Meanwhile, Trippier received a 6.3 rating from Footmob. “Trippier suffered from the Newcastle defeat and felt both physically and mentally tired,” the Daily Mirror of the U.K. said.