‘Captain’ SON, leadership + prophecy ‘the best!’ Van der Ven praised the ‘final goal’ in front of the fans → The prophecy “You will score a goal today” also came true

‘Captain’ SON, leadership + prophecy ‘the best!’ Van der Ven praised the ‘final goal’ in front of the fans → The prophecy “You will score a goal today” also came true

In addition to leadership, he also has prophetic powers.

Tottenham Hotspur won 1-0 over Luton Town in the 8th round of the 2023-24 English Premier League held at Kenilworth Road Stadium in Luton, England on the 7th (Korean time).

Tottenham, who are on an undefeated streak this season, used the 4-2-3-1 formation. Captain Son Heung-min was placed at the front line, and Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski, and James Maddison were placed in the second line. Yves Bissouma and Pape Sar were selected for the third line immediately below. The back four consists of Destiny Udogi, Mickey van der Ven, Christian Romero and Pedro Foro. The goalkeeper gloves were worn by Guglielmo Vicario.

Tottenham launched a wave of attacks against Luton Town. Early in the game, Richarlison had a 1-on-1 chance, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper. Madison’s powerful shot that followed was also caught by Kaminsky. Son Heung-min also participated in the shooting relay, but missed the goal by a wide margin.

Luton Town took a defensive stance against Tottenham throughout the first half. Tottenham launched an all-out offensive to break through Luton Town’s defense. But the ending was disappointing. In the 29th minute of the first half, Kulusevski attempted a sharp shot from the side. But he missed the goal slightly.

Meanwhile, in extra time of the first half, Yves Bissouma was absurdly sent off. A simulation action was attempted to win a free kick in a situation where there was already one warning. However, he could not avoid the referee’s eyes and received his second yellow card of the day. Referee John Brooks sent Bissouma off for accumulating warnings.

Tottenham, who were outnumbered due to Bissouma’s sending off, naturally experienced difficulties in managing the game. Coach Postekoglou substituted Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for Richarlison at the start of the second half.

And in the 7th minute of the second half, Van der Ven scored the valuable first goal. James Maddison, who took over the ball during a corner kick, made a fantastic breakthrough and took off one of the opposing defenders. And he passed it to van der Ven, who was in front of the goal. Van der Ven took over the ball and easily hit the net. This goal became the winning goal, and Tottenham overcame numerical inferiority to win 1-0.

Van der Ven is a new central defender who left Wolfsburg and joined Tottenham ahead of this season. The transfer fee was 50 million euros (approximately 72.4 billion won), including several options. Despite his tall height of 193cm, he has quick feet and his strength lies in his ability to build up.토토사이트

Van der Ven became the starting pitcher for Tottenham as soon as he joined. In the first round match against Brentford, which was his official debut, he gave up two goals and swallowed his disappointment. However, he showed good chemistry with his partner Christian Romero and kept Tottenham’s rear guard stable. In particular, in the 7th round match against Liverpool, he tied down the opposing striker and ace, Mohamed Salah. So far, Tottenham has had a hard time with central defenders such as Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez, who often show signs of insecurity at the back. However, Van der Ven successfully adapted and worries about defensive instability were alleviated.

After the game, Van der Ven interestingly mentioned captain Son Heung-min. According to the British media ‘BBC’, Son Heung-min is known to have predicted to van der Ven before the game that he would score in the game that day. Van der Ven just laughed it off. But he scored the winning goal. Son Heung-min’s yes was on target.

Additionally, Son Heung-min did not forget his captain-like leadership after the game. Van der Ven, the star of the day, was praised in front of the away fans. It is similar to the situation of Richarlison, who scored a dramatic equalizer against Sheffield United in the 5th round. At the time, Son Heung-min praised Richarlison in front of the visiting fans after the game. Richarlison was losing confidence as he had not scored a single goal in the league before the Sheffield game.

In this way, Tottenham got off to a smooth start this season, led by captain Son Heung-min. Coach Anger Postecoglou, who took over the baton this summer, appointed Son Heung-min as the new captain before the start of the season. Former captain Hugo Lloris was likely to transfer, and Harry Kane, who wore the captain’s armband instead of Lloris, left for Bayern Munich.

The effect of captain Son Heung-min was immediately apparent. At the beginning of the season, Son Heung-min helped the team play well instead of scoring goals. Additionally, he scored his first goal of the season with a hat-trick in the 4th round win over Burnley. He then saved the team from crisis by scoring multiple goals in the 6th round away game against Arsenal, and scored the first goal against Liverpool in the 7th round. Tottenham won against Liverpool for the first time in six years thanks to Son Heung-min’s performance.

Son Heung-min, who showed great success during the month of September, is likely to be the Premier League Player of the Month. The Premier League Secretariat released the candidates for September’s Player of the Month on the official website on the 5th (Korean time). The Premier League Player of the Month is an award given to the player from the Premier League team who has performed the best every month.

Including Son Heung-min, Julian Alvarez, Mohamed Salah, Jerrod Bowen, Kieran Trippier, Ollie Watkins and Pedro Neto were named. However, Son Heung-min, who scored 6 goals in 4 games held in September, has the most attack points. Also, among the candidates’ teams, Tottenham is the only one that is running undefeated. Naturally, he is likely to win the award.

Meanwhile, Tottenham is showing a marked change from last season. Former manager Antonio Conte brought Tottenham down. Thanks to this, Tottenham stayed in 8th place last season. Let alone a ticket to the UEFA Champions League (UCL), I could not even get a ticket to the UECL Europa Conference League (UECL).

To make up for last season, a series of talented freshmen such as Madison, Vicario, and van der Ven were recruited. Additionally, we have entered a new season, ushering in the era of coach Postekoglou. At the time of his appointment, coach Postekoglu had great concerns. Although he won various trophies, including winning the Scottish Premiership, he had no big league experience.

But my worries were unfounded. Coach Postekoglou is showing off his strong offensive ability. Kane, the team’s top scorer last season and the second-highest scorer in Premier League history, is filling the void even though he left for Munich.

In the end, Tottenham, who had 6 wins and 2 draws in 8 league games, including a win against Luton Town, rose to the top, overtaking Manchester City, who had played one less game.


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