Son Heung-min, the “captain” of the Korean national soccer team, participated in the game as soon as he returned to his team’s English professional football Tottenham after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.
Son Heung-min assisted Brennan Johnson’s winning goal in the second half of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) round 24 home game against Brighton and Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on the 11th (Korea time).
It is Son’s sixth help this season.
Son Heung-min added help 44 days after he made his fifth help in the 19th round away to Brighton on December 29 last year.
Son Heung-min, who played in the Asian Cup after scoring in the 20th round against Bournemouth on January 1 this year, made attack points from his first game back, increasing the total number of attack points this season to 18 (12 goals and 6 assists).
Son Heung-min continued his streak of attacking points (two goals and two assists) in four consecutive league games based on Tottenham games he played in, except when he played in the Asian Cup.
Amid Son Heung-min’s return, Tottenham came from behind to win 2-1 against Brighton, rising to fourth (47 points) with no loss in five recent league games (3 wins and 2 draws).
Brighton was ranked 9th (35 points).
Tottenham, which started the game with Son Heung-min on the bench with Hisharlisson on the front line and Timo Werner, James Maddison and Dejan Kulusevski on the second line, conceded one goal first with a penalty kick in the 17th minute of the first half.
Mickey Panderpen knocked down opposing striker Danny Welbeck inside the penalty area, and Pascal Gross, a kicker, scored with his right foot.
Tottenham, which finished 0-1 in the first half, succeeded in counterattack in the 16th minute of the second half.
Pape Sarr, who received Kulusevski’s long through pass into the penalty area, tried to connect the ball to the center, which was blocked by the opponent’s defense, hit the post and bounced back toward Sarr, and Sarr scored the equalizer with the left-footed finish.
After that, Tottenham tried to continue its momentum by excluding Rodrigo Bentancur, Werner, and Kulusevski in the 17th minute of the second half by putting Son Heung-min, Johnson, and Yves Bissouma in.
Son Heung-min, who stood on the ground again wearing Tottenham captain’s armband, helped Johnson’s “theater goal” in the extra time of the second half when the draw was intensifying, announcing his return.
Son Heung-min, who received the ball pushed by Hisharlisong by digging into the left side of the penalty area, sent a low and fast cross, and Johnson calmly pushed it with his right foot, and the replacement card combined for the come-from-behind winning goal.
After the match, Hussaud Dotcom, a website specializing in soccer statistics, gave Son a 6.8 rating, the fourth-highest among Tottenham players. For Tottenham, Hisarlisong received the highest rating of 7.3, and Gross’ 7.4 was the highest among both teams.
Japan’s Kaoru Mitoma, who was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup ahead of South Korea, played full-time as Brighton’s starting striker on the day, but failed to prevent his team’s defeat.
Likewise, Wolverhampton striker Hwang Hee-chan and Brentford defender Kim Ji-soo, who returned after the Asian Cup 월카지노주소, were excluded side by side from the list of showdowns held at Wolverhampton Molineux Stadium.
Brentford won the game 2-0 to escape the league’s second consecutive loss and rank 14th (25 points). Wolverhampton maintained the 10th place (32 points).