Intense criticism of Son Heung-min…”He’s interfering with Tottenham!””
Son Heung-min is receiving a bad evaluation.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-4 to Manchester City in the seventh round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, at 5 a.m. on the 19th. As a result, Tottenham ranked fifth in the league (33 points).
Tottenham, which caught the flow by scoring two points at the end of the first half, lost a come-from-behind defeat by giving up four runs in the second half. The defense was particularly regrettable, but the attack was also slow. Harry Kane was also silent, and Pierre-Emil Hoyvier and Rodrigo Bentancourt, who showed off their scoring skills, also did not perform well. Dejan Kulusevsky struggled alone, but there was no goal in the second half and lost 2-4.
Son Heung-min also fell short of expectations. Although he has been criticized for his poor scoring ability this season, expectations were high for his sharp performance against Manchester City every time. However, Son Heung-min had no shooting except for the scene where he connected Emerson Cross with a header in the first half. Key pass, dribble success was zero. There was no Son Heung-min who was frightened every time he met Manchester City.
CBS Sports in the U.S. poured out a cool-headed criticism of Son Heung-min. The media said, “Son Heung-min is not the same as before. The speed that looked heavy and explosive when counterattacking disappeared. Heung-min, who was faithful to his instincts, now seems to have too many thoughts. It was not found when he was the top scorer in EPL. “Coach Antonio Conte believes in Heung-min, who is not in good condition, but now he is an obstacle,” he said.
“If you look at Heung-min touching the ball, there are too many unnecessary touches. No player can keep his place every time. The director has to make a decision. Coach Conte is extremely reluctant to change the starting lineup he envisioned, but I think it’s time to make a new change,” he added. It can be interpreted as meaning that Son Heung-min should be excluded from the starting lineup.
Other media outlets, including the UK’s Evening Standard, also agreed. It was followed by claims that Hishalisong, who returned from injury instead of Heung-min, should work with Kane and Kulusevsky. Attention will be focused on what coach Conte will make over Heung-min in the next match against Fulham.