Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola spoke about the difficulties he had in the game due to Son Heung-min.
Man City lost 0-1 in the 2022/23 Premier League round 22 match against Tottenham Hotspur held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 6th (Korean time).
Due to this defeat, Man City continued the disgrace of having never won since Tottenham moved their home stadium to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the score remained at 45, leading Arsenal (50 points), who lost 0-1 to Everton in the relegation zone the previous day. failed to close the gap.
After conceding the first goal to Tottenham striker Harry Kane in the 15th minute of the first half, Man City continued to lead the game and tried to score a comeback goal, but all Man City shots failed to cross the goal line and eventually lost 0-1.
Son Heung-min, who started in the game that day, was unable to score against Man City, who had shown a strong appearance.
However, based on his quick penetration in dribbling and counterattack situations, he shook Manchester City and showed several moves that reminded him of his performance last season. 안전놀이터
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola also acknowledged Son Heung-min’s threatening move.
In an interview with Sky Sports after the game, Guardiola expressed his regret for the early game, saying, “We started well against Tottenham at the beginning of the game, like playing at home, but we made mistakes and Tottenham didn’t miss it.”
“Tottenham have a fantastic team and players, and they beat us. Their ability is that they didn’t need much on the counterattack and from set pieces. They did better,” he praised the Tottenham attack.
Regarding the reason for the failure to turn around, he said, “It is a different situation to lose 0-1 against Tottenham. We had a chance. It becomes very difficult. In the end we lost 3 points,” he admitted, admitting that in a losing situation, Son Heung-min’s presence, counter-attacking ability and movement to break through made it difficult for City to develop an attack.
In fact, Son Heung-min failed to score in this game, but made several penetrations that strained the Manchester City defense. The British press also gave favorable reviews to the breakthrough.
The British media Evening Standard evaluated, “(Son Heung-min) has improved a lot. He showed that his confidence and dribbling with the ball at his feet are returning.”
In the case of Football London, he emphasized Son Heung-min’s influence in the game, explaining, “He started a quick breakthrough that gave confidence from the beginning. He was a constant threat to Man City on the left and in the center.”