Dan Kilpatrick, known as ‘Sonka’ reporter, surprisingly supported Son Heung-min.
Kilpatrick, who is in charge of Tottenham as a member of the British Evening Standard, insisted on personal SNS on the 14th (Korean time), “Tottenham must return Son He-min to a threatening position in order to rise to the top 4.”
Kilpatrick’s comments came after Son Heung-min said he was not playing in the right position under former manager Antonio Conte.
Previously, Son Heung-min scored his 100th Premier League goal and his 7th goal this season against Brighton on the 9th.
In a later interview, he said, “In the match against Brighton, I had many opportunities to try to penetrate in my favorite position. So I think the performance was good. Brighton raised the line high and exposed a lot of space.” said to run
Son Heung-min, who became the top scorer in the Premier League last season as a forward striker, played in a somewhat lower position this season. He had to drop down into midfield to receive the ball or sacrifice space to help the wingbacks overlap.
Scores naturally went down. Compared to 23 goals last season, 7 goals are definitely fewer. He played 28 league games, but scored only five goals. He was silent in a whopping 23 games.
In the meantime, Tottenham, which was in 4th place in the league, fell to 5th place. Even the 4th place was in danger of being taken away by competing teams such as Newcastle and Manchester United.
After Tottenham sacked Conte, coach Christian Stellini was appointed as interim manager, but it was argued that the performance would follow only when the form was improved by fundamentally repositioning Son Heung-min and other players. 스포츠토토
Finally, in the match against Brighton, Son Heung-min, who was at the forefront as before, showed good chemistry with his best friend Harry Kane and even scored a goal, and Tottenham was also able to win in two league games.
However, Kilpatrick’s reaction is unexpected. In the meantime, Kilpatrick used to give Son Heung-min a low rating whenever he rated a player. He was even the one who insisted on taking Son Heung-min out of the starting lineup to Conte when Son Heung-min was sluggish.
Even Kilpatrick knew that Son Heung-min’s presence was essential for Tottenham to rise to fourth place.
There are now 8 matches left. I am looking forward to seeing if Son Heung-min, who now plays in his position, will be able to put Tottenham in the top 4.