“Super SON!” U.K. media intense one-word review. “SON revels in starring role without Kane, Arsenal killer”
It’s a rave review from Sky Sports. “SUPER” was the one word that summed up Son Heung-min’s (31) North London Derby performance on Friday (ET). It was the most accurate and impactful.
The media outlet concluded: ‘Son Heung-min has starred for Tottenham without Harry Kane. He is relishing the situation. He’s the center of the team without Kane, and he’s a super hand.
‘He scored with two shots on target, 93% passing accuracy and two key passes. He created one big chance.
The ‘ace leader’ role remained.
‘He was an ace on the pitch, a leader,’ said Tottenham manager Enze Postecoglou.
‘The central striker was once again at his best on the biggest stage with a multi-goal performance against rivals Arsenal,’ said Sky Sports, ‘Heung-Min Son is strong against Arsenal. In eight games against the Gunners, he has scored six goals and provided two assists. He became the first Tottenham player since the age of 30 to score multiple goals against Arsenal.
He added: “Son Heung-min has five goals in six games. If he keeps up this form, Tottenham will be successful this season.
The captain was the perfect hero for the North London derby.
On April 24, Heung-min started and scored both goals for Tottenham against Arsenal in the sixth round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season at the Emirates Stadium in London, England. Tottenham drew 2-2.
Unexpectedly, started up front. Tottenham played a system with the intent to tear apart Arsenal’s defense with Son Heung-min in the center and Brennan Johnson, James Maddison, and Dejan Kluczewski penetrating the first and second lines.
It was a very effective tactic against Arsenal’s strong forward pressure. With Son Heung-min and Johnson rotating in the center and on the wings, they attempted to create strong counterattacks.
Son’s decisiveness stood out. In the 42nd minute, after falling behind to Romero’s own goal, he took a quick touch to James Madison’s ground ball cross in the midst of three defenders and rattled the net.
In the second half, after Saka’s PK goal made it 1-2, Son Heung-min scored with a non-stop shot from Madison’s good pass.
In short, he was unbeatable. The BBC named Son the man of the match, giving him a 7.78 rating. When you consider that Arsenal’s highest-rated player, Xhaka, was only rated 6.52, you can see how dominant Heung-min was in this game.
Tottenham have four wins and two draws. They haven’t lost a game this season. Even without Kane, Spurs are playing well. Son’s leadership and ace role are key.
So far, the local media’s assessment of Tottenham has been mixed with both praise and skepticism.
In particular, EPL commentators such as Paul Merson have said, “Son is a one-dimensional, limited system” and “Spurs have a tough early season schedule. They will be exposed when they face a stronger team.
However, against Arsenal, Tottenham showed once again. We saw how competitive the ‘new’ Spurs, centered around Son Heung-min, can be. Tottenham are proving it.
That’s why the BBC said, “The Arsenal game was the biggest test for Spurs this season. The Gunners pressed forward, but Tottenham eventually overcame. 카지노사이트킴 Kane’s absence has been made up for by the duo of Son Heung-min and Maddison.