It was also a Tottenham (England) 안전놀이터추천 ace down remark. ‘National team captain’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) conveyed his firm determination to revive this season.
Son Heung-min attended the official pre-season press conference held in Australia on the 17th (Korean time) as a representative of the Tottenham team. Anje Postecoglu, the new Tottenham manager, was also there. On this day, British Football London reported an interview with Son Heung-min at a press conference. Son Heung-min promised, “Last season was physically difficult. That was not the Son Heung-min I knew. This season, I will return to the Son Heung-min everyone knew.”
Son Heung-min had to overcome several difficulties last season. He suffered unexpected injuries such as a sports hernia and an orbital fracture, and had to digest a tight schedule until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar midway through the season while his condition was not 100%. The team was also quite sluggish, but Son Heung-min played his part in 36 league games, recording 10 goals and 6 assists despite many bad news. In the Premier League, where world-class players are active, he set a record for double-digit goals for seven consecutive seasons, and also succeeded in scoring his 100th EPL goal in his personal career.
However, considering Son Heung-min’s usual performance, there were many regrettable parts. In particular, Son Heung-min scored 23 league goals in the 2021-2022 season immediately before and tied for the top scorer with Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah. As these two seasons were compared, Son Heung-min suffered from a lot of criticism. There was even local media news that some Tottenham fans booed Son Heung-min at the beginning of the season. But Son Heung-min promised to stand up again.
Fortunately, the ‘chemistry’ with director Postecoglu also looks good. The two are not first-timers. When Posteco Glu was at the helm of the Australian national team, he played against South Korea once. Son Heung-min recalled, “I met coach Postecoglu for the first time at the Asian Cup in 2015. At the time, we lost to Australia, so it wasn’t a good memory. But I knew Australia was playing a fantastic game.”
“I’m looking forward to playing under Posteco Glu. The training has been fantastic, really sharp. Everyone is working hard, so I’m looking forward to it,” he said.
Tottenham finished 8th in the league last season. I couldn’t get a ticket to the European competition. After the sack of manager Antonio Conte, Postecoglu took over the helm this summer. Coach Postecoglu achieved a domestic treble (League, League Cup, FA Cup) for his former team, Celtic (Scotland). There is a winning mentality. At Celtic, he coached national striker Oh Hyun-gyu. Tottenham aims to revive the new season with Son Heung-min.
Son Heung-min also mentioned the transfer rumor to Saudi Arabia, which became a hot topic last month. Al Ittihad, a prestigious Saudi Arabian club that recruited Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante at the time, sent a love call to Son Heung-min. According to ESPN, Al Ittihad offered Son Heung-min a 4-year contract with an annual salary of 30 million euros (approximately 86 billion won). However, Son Heung-min refused.
Son Heung-min said, “If I wanted to go to Saudi Arabia, I wouldn’t be here.” “I like football. Of course, money is important, but I dream of playing in the Premier League.” “A lot of players are going to Saudi Arabia. It’s really exciting, but the Premier League is still my dream. I’m looking forward to this season.”