Son Heung-min (Tottenham) needs a break.
The man who wears the ‘heavy captain’ armband is physically and mentally taxed. He has played full-time for two consecutive games, including a 2-0 win at Manchester United on Sept. 20 and a 2-0 win at AFC Bournemouth on Sept. 26.
Coach Enze Postecoglou demands constant pressure. Son Heung-min is a ‘leader by example’. No commas. His positioning is constantly changing, switching from left wing to frontline striker. Toward the end of the second half, his stride is limited.
It’s game time again. Tottenham will face Fulham in the second round of the Carabao Cup (League Cup) at Craven Cottage in London, England, at 3:45 a.m. on March 30. It’s a tough road trip against a Premier League team.
But we can’t back down. If we lose, it’s goodbye League Cup 메이저놀이터.
Football London has released its predicted best 11 for Tottenham’s match against Fulham on Sept. 29, the day of the final. Son Heung-min is back in the starting lineup after being on the bench. Ivan Perisic could be utilized, but it’s still Son Heung-min.
In the back three, I’m going with Son, Heung-min, and Manor Solomon. In midfield, Giovani Rosselso would replace James Maddison, while Yves Bissouma and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg would pair up in defensive midfield.
At the back, both left and right fullbacks are expected to rotate, with Ben Davies on the left and Emerson Royal on the right. In the center backs, the stalwarts Christian Romero and Mickey van der Penn will be back. In goal, Guglielmo Vicario was expected to start, rather than backup Fraser Forster.
The last time Spurs lifted the trophy was in the 2007-08 League Cup. After years of ‘irrelevance’, Tottenham will be looking to return to the top flight for the first time in 16 years.
Looking ahead to the League Cup, Postecoglou said: “We will make some changes. We have players who really want to play and are working hard in training. The changes are also to win. That’s the reason for the changes,” he said. “Hopefully, through the changes, our intense pressure, tempo and quality will be maintained.”