Son Heung-min’s goal against Bournemouth was selected as Tottenham Hotspur’s goal of the month in December.
Tottenham announced on its official website on the 8th (Korea time), “Son Heung-min’s goal against Bournemouth was selected as the goal of the month in December.”
Son Heung-min played against Bournemouth in the 20th round of the 2023/24 season of the English Premier League (PL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on the 31st (Korea time) and scored his team’s second goal to lead the team to a 3-1 victory.
Son Heung-min shook Bournemouth’s net with a powerful left-footed shot after receiving an outside pass from Giovanni Lo Celso in the 26th minute of the second half when Tottenham was leading 1-0.
After the match, Son Heung-min received positive feedback. The British media Football London gave Son eight points in rating, saying, “He was blocked by the opponent’s goalkeeper in the first half, but after digging into the left side, he fired a perfect shot into the far corner.”
The soccer media “90min” evaluated it with a rating of 7 points, explaining, “The frustrating second half was made in a pleasant second half due to a great goal that eased Tottenham’s burden.”
The British media “Evening Standard” scored eight points, saying, “He made a one-on-one opportunity at Hishalisson with a great pass and made a great goal to make it 2-0.”마카오토토도메인
“Thanks to you, I finished the last game of 2023 happily,” Son Heung-min said on his SNS post after the game. “Thank you for making 2023 a special and happy year. Thanks to the love and support you have given me this year, I was able to play soccer happily.”
According to Tottenham, Son Heung-min’s goal against Bournemouth was selected as the goal of the month with 46% of the vote in the fan vote.
This is Son’s third career goal of the month selection this season. He already won the goal of the month in September and October.
In September, he was rewarded with a goal in a match against Arsenal. Playing as a forward striker, Son scored the equalizer in the 41st minute of the first half when Tottenham was losing 0-1. Madison connected a pass to Son after dribbling from the left side, and scored a goal with a simple finish.
Arsenal scored a come-from-behind goal four minutes into the second half, but Tottenham chased it again. Again, the troubleshooter was Son Heung-min. In the 9th minute of the second half, Madison took away Jorginho’s ball under strong pressure.
Son Heung-min scored multiple goals by calmly pushing in Madison’s pass. The first of the two goals was selected as Tottenham’s September goal of the month.
In October, Son scored against Crystal Palace as the goal of the month. As a striker, he scored his team’s second goal to lead the team’s victory. At 21 minutes into the second half, Son scored a goal by pushing a pass from Brannon Johnson.
Meanwhile, Son will not be able to play in Tottenham’s uniform for the time being. The Korean national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will play in the upcoming match against Bahrain on the 15th (Korea time).
Korea’s most recent performance is to advance to the quarterfinals at the 2018 Asian Cup. At that time, Korea was eliminated from the tournament, losing 0-1 to Qatar. It reached the final in the 2015 Asian Cup, but ended up in second place by losing 1-2.
This time, he is determined to win the Asian Cup title for the first time in 64 years. Son Heung-min is expected to lead the team as the captain and ace of the Republic of Korea.