Son Heung-min needed a goal to regain his confidence.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Preston North End 3-0 in the 4th round of the 2022-23 season England FA Cup held at Deepdale in Preston, England at 3:00 am (Korean time) on the 29th. With this, Tottenham won a ticket to advance to the round of 16.
Tottenham’s most tactical point on this day was Son Heung-min’s ‘top’ appointment. Son Heung-min was having a difficult day this season due to extreme sluggishness. Amid speculation that he would be pushed to the bench, manager Antonio Conte put Son Heung-min up front in the less important FA Cup to instill confidence.
The effect was clear. In the 5th minute of the second half, he scored the first goal with a bold left-footed mid-range shot from outside the penalty box, and in the 24th minute of the second half, he scored an additional goal with a left-footed shot after receiving a pass from Ivan Perisic from inside the penalty box. At the end of the second half, the game ended with Tottenham’s great victory while even ‘freshman’ Arnaud Danjuma scored a goal. 토토사이트
Multi-goal in 3 months. It was a goal in 5 games. This season, Son Heung-min scored multiple goals against Freiburg in the European Football Federation (UFEA) Champions League (UCL) and scored the last goal against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League (EPL). By scoring two goals this round, he was able to record the 7th and 8th goals of the season at the same time.
Son Heung-min, who scored a goal after a long absence, regained his confidence. After the game, Son Heung-min said in an interview with the British public broadcaster ‘BBC’, “I needed a goal to gain confidence. It was really important. The goal came from where I like. “The opponent made a good save. They scored in the second half. They needed goals. As a striker, you always need goals. It doesn’t matter how well you do or how bad you do.”
He added, “The most important thing is to achieve that goal. I think it’s important that I was able to help the team and advance to the next round today, and I’m very happy.”
He was never proud of his victory. Rather, it was difficult to go on an away road against the second division league.
Heung-Min Son said, “Looking at the score, it looks like a comfortable victory, but the FA Cup was never easy. We had a lot of difficulties on the road, and the players did amazing things. There is a lot of talk about our performance and style. We are focused, “We’re doing what we need to do. We know what we need to improve on. There’s so much room for improvement. This round can bring us some really good energy for next weekend.”