Son Heung-min goes to the side again… Tottenham’s fierce competition at the forefront

Son Heung-min may return to the side position again in the match against Arsenal.

Tottenham Hotspur will face Arsenal in the 6th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season held at the Emirates Stadium in London, England at 10 pm (Korean time) on the 24th. Currently, Tottenham is in second place in the league with 13 points, and Arsenal is in fourth place in the league with the same points as Tottenham but behind on goal difference.카지노

Two teams with great momentum meet. Both Tottenham and Arsenal are on an undefeated streak with 4 wins and 1 draw in 5 league games since the season opened. The goal for both teams is to go 6 games undefeated and win their rivalry. Rival derbies early in the season are likely to have a huge impact on team spirit and squad morale. This is why this North London derby is considered important.

Ahead of the North London derby, England’s ‘Football London’ pointed out areas where manager Anger Postecoglou could make changes. One of them was a frontline striker. Tottenham deployed Richarlison as a striker at the beginning of the season, but when Richarlison suffered a slump, they moved him to the bench and began using Son Heung-min as a striker. Son Heung-min showed that he is not lacking in playing as a striker by scoring a hat trick in the game against Burnley held right before the international match. In the meantime, Richarlison was struggling both athletically and mentally.

It was different in the last Sheffield United match. Son Heung-min played for about 80 minutes, but failed to score a goal or record an attack point. Because he played for more than 90 minutes in both A matches, the physical burden seemed to have had an effect. Instead, Richarlison, who was pushed aside by Son Heung-min in the Sheffield match, performed well. Richarlison, who replaced Son Heung-min, scored the equalizer in extra time in the second half and then played a key role in the day’s victory by assisting Dejan Kulusevski’s comeback goal.

This is why ‘Football London’ paid attention to the possibility of a change in Tottenham’s striker position. ‘Football London’ said, “Richarlison’s confidence would have increased, which in turn forced manager Anger Postecoglou to consider whether to insert Richarlison as a starter. If Richarlison is selected as number 9 (striker), “Changes may occur elsewhere,” he said, without ruling out the possibility of Richarlison playing as a striker. If Richarlison plays as a front-line striker, Son Heung-min can play as a left-side striker, which was his original position.

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