“The vice-captain is the captain.”
Tottenham defeated Fulham 2-0 in the 9th round home game of the 2023-2024 Premier League (PL) season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 4 am on the 24th (Korean time).
With this, Tottenham went on an undefeated streak of nine league games. They also ranked first with 23 points (7 wins, 2 draws), surpassing Manchester City (21 points). Fulham remained in 13th place with 11 points (3 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses).
Captain Son Heung-min started as a starter on this day and took on the role of the front line leader.
The first goal came from Son Heung-min’s toes. In the 35th minute of the first half, Van der Ven rose high and cut the ball, and Richarlison passed it to Son Heung-min in front. Son Heung-min, who caught the ball near the arc, calmly pushed past the defense and pierced the corner of the goal with a wonderful right-footed kick.
Son Heung-min, who scored 7 league goals with this goal, ignited the competition for top scorer. He became tied for second place in PL scoring along with Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). He narrowed the gap with leader Erling Holland (Manchester City), who scored 9 goals, to two goals.
Son Heung-min also reached the 110th goal in his PL career. There are now only 24 players in PL history who have scored more goals than Son Heung-min. He surpassed Ryan Giggs (109 goals) and tied for 26th place with the most goals in PL history along with Emile Heskey.
He also did not forget his role as a helper. Son Heung-min made good passes to his teammates and also served as a link in the attack. In the 9th minute of the second half, Hojbjerg cut off the ball in the opponent’s half and passed it to Son Heung-min in the box. Son Heung-min passed to the rushing Madison without being greedy, and Madison scored an additional goal with a calm finish.
Son Heung-min, Maddison and Richarlison, who played well on this day, were replaced by Brennan Johnson, Alejo Beliz and Giovanni Lo Celso in the 35th minute of the second half. This is to prepare for the upcoming match against Crystal Palace on the 27th.
Son Heung-min, who was selected as MVP against Fulham, was interviewed on Tottenham’s official channel. When asked about how it feels to lead the league as captain in an interview with the official channel, Son Heung-min showed a humble attitude, saying, “I nominally wear the captain’s armband to the game, but all of our players are good and we are playing like this. It’s all credit.” .
There was an interesting accident in this situation. While Son Heung-min was being interviewed, vice-captain Christian Romero approached Son Heung-min and hit him on the head once, then smiled and walked away.
This is an expression of friendship unique to Tottenham players, as Son Heung-min often hits the head of the player who scored the goal.
Son Heung-min, who suffered this in front of the camera, smiled and complained with laughter, saying, “Did everyone see it? Look at the players bullying the captain. It’s unfair.”
Then, when a host asked, “Who else does that to you besides him?” Son Heung-min smiled and said, “Everyone does that. But Romero is a really special player.”토스카지노 도메인
Son Heung-min, who showed the team’s atmosphere, expressed his gratitude, saying, “The team’s current good performance is all thanks to the fans. We were able to be in this position because they supported us even when things were bad.”