Tottenham will meet at the Nottingham City Ground in England at 5 a.m. on the 16th (Korean time). They will play an away game against Nottingham Forest in the 17th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (PL).
Tottenham, who had been undefeated until the 10th round (8 wins, 2 draws), has 1 draw in the last 5 games. Only lost 4 times. In the 11th round match against Chelsea, the collapse of the defense due to Mickey van der Ven’s injury and Christian Romero’s sending off was a fatal blow.
In addition, Son Heung-min’s assistant James Maddison also collapsed due to an injury, resulting in a power leak. For five games, I scored the first goal in every game and suffered the humiliation of not being able to win.랭크카지노
Still, Tottenham made a turning point in the previous game. Tottenham, who had suffered only 1 draw and 4 losses in 5 games starting from the Chelsea game where there were a series of injuries, won 4-1 in the previous game against Newcastle with Son Heung-min in full swing. We plan to continue that momentum against 16th ranked Nottingham.
SON, who returned to his position, was different. Son Heung-min’s performance against Newcastle was overwhelming. With Richarlison, who returned from injury, playing as a frontline striker, Son Heung-min returned to being a left winger. In the 26th minute of the first half, U Do-gi scored the first goal following Son Heung-min’s pass. Just 12 minutes later, Richarlison also scored an additional goal with the help of Son Heung-min.
Richarlison made a perfect comeback by scoring multiple goals in the 15th minute of the second half. Son Heung-min even scored a goal himself by scoring a penalty kick in the 40th minute of the second half. It was a great performance with 1 goal and 2 assists. Kieran Trippier, Son Heung-min’s close friend in the past, who was thoroughly targeted by Son Heung-min, ended up experiencing the humiliation of being substituted in the 41st minute of the second half.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min, who achieved double-digit points in the season after 16 games, scored his 113th Premier League goal, moving up to a tie for 23rd place in this category. Son Heung-min also enjoyed the joy of being selected as the Most Valuable Player (MOM) of the game. Son Heung-min remained third in league scoring with 10 goals, following Erling Haaland (Man City, 14 goals) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 11 goals).
Son Heung-min also scored in double digits for eight consecutive EPL seasons. Set a scoring record. It is a record achieved by only six people before Son Heung-min. With this, Son Heung-min becomes the 7th player in EPL history to become the 7th goal scorer in EPL history, following legendary goal scorers such as Wayne Rooney (11 seasons), Frank Lampard (10 seasons), Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane (9 seasons), Thierry Henry, and Sadio Mane (8 seasons). It is a double-digit score for ‘8 consecutive seasons’.
With a refreshing victory in this game, Tottenham escaped from a miserable 5-game winless streak and enjoyed a sweet victory in 6 games. But I almost suffered from a nightmare again. In the 35th minute of the second half, Romero hit Wilson’s ankle hard with a rough tackle.
It was even more difficult to understand because they were ahead 3-0 and it was a scene that could have been prevented by slowly retreating.
Wilson was lying on the field complaining of pain, and the Newcastle players were furious. I rushed in. Tottenham players, including Son Heung-min, had to block it. It was certainly not a strange scene to see a red card, but the referee only took out a yellow card.
But Romero’s tackle was too hasty and dangerous. In addition, he received a direct red card against Chelsea last month and was suspended for three games, but did not return until the game against West Ham on the 8th. Romero held a ceremony to apologize to the fans after scoring the first goal against West Ham, but he still seemed to be out of his mind.
According to reports, referee Halsey said, “I can’t blame referee Chris Kavanagh for giving a yellow card because Ben Davis appeared to be blocking (the referee’s) view. However, Romero, who had just returned from suspension, went too far. He tripped Wilson twice, which was a case of video review (VAR) and a red card, he said.
Meanwhile, Romero’s dangerous play is not a one-day occurrence. He has been ejected three times this year alone. Looking at his skills alone, he is indispensable to Tottenham, but he carries a great risk due to his hasty and rough fouls. Considering that he has been serving as vice-captain since this season, it is even more disappointing.
The British Evening Standard said, “Romero hastily challenged Wilson at the end of the game, I received a yellow card. Even with VAR, referee Cabana’s decision did not change. Romero pointed out that he made a late tackle on Miguel Almiron in the first half, but he was lucky to avoid a yellow card.
‘The Athletic’ also had the same thought. The media asked, “When will Romero learn?” and “Romero still failed to help himself even with Tottenham comfortably advancing after the 80th minute.” He could have easily received a red card if he made a mistake with an unreasonable tackle. If that had been the case, he would have received a four-game ban for his second red card of the season.
At a press conference held ahead of the Nottingham game, Coach Postecoglou said, “Romero’s return is unlikely.” It is true that it was a great help to our team. But he admitted the need to recruit a centre-back, saying, “I’m worried about what might happen, so I need to bring in a centre-back.”
Coach Postekoglou said, “I think Ben Davis is outstanding. “He is adapting very well to the game as a center back this season,” he said. “And Romero also needs to reduce his abnormal behavior.” The tackle against Newcastle wasn’t that great. He knew it well himself. “So we didn’t talk for a long time,” he said, referring to Romero’s unreasonable tackle.