British local media analyzed the reason for Son Heung-min’s sluggishness this season.
Son Heung-min is having a difficult season. In his last season, he scored 23 goals in the league alone, becoming the first Asian player to become the English Premier League (EPL) top scorer, but this season he has only scored 4 goals. The sluggishness Son Heung-min is experiencing this season is even more regrettable compared to his performance last season. Some cited Son Heung-min’s physical problems and an injury right before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as one of the reasons for his sluggish performance.
The British ‘Daily Mail’ analyzed it a little more deeply. The first reason Son Heung-min was sluggish, cited by the media, was at Tottenham Hotspur. ‘Daily Mail’ said, “Tottenham gave up the opening goal in 12 of 22 games this season. If this happens, Son Heung-min is not given much space in the final third (attack area). “It’s different from when we hit. Leicester exposed gaps in desperation.”
The team that allowed a run first tends to pull up the line and go aggressive. On the other hand, it is true that if you score the first goal, you run the game a little defensively. As Son Heung-min has the advantage of penetrating into the back space and decisiveness, it is explained that it will be helpful for Tottenham to score the opening goal for the opponent to raise the defensive line.
He pointed out that Son Heung-min also has a problem personally. The media said, “Son Heung-min succeeded in 16 out of 44 dribbling attempts this season and recorded a success rate of 36%. This is a record that has decreased sharply compared to the 50% recorded in Tottenham over the past 5 seasons.” He pointed out that Son Heung-min’s dribbling success rate fell as the reason. 토토사이트
The last one is the location of Harry Kane. Kane and Son Heung-min combined for numerous goals last season. When Son Heung-min penetrated, Kane stabbed the pass. But this season is a little different. The media said, “Kane is staying in a more fixed position this season. This season, Kane’s touch comes more from inside than outside the box.” It is a story that there are more games where Kane decides.
Fortunately, Son Heung-min regained his sense of scoring with a multi-goal against Preston, and showed a good performance in the following league match against Manchester City, signaling a revival. Now, Son Heung-min plans to aim at the opponent’s goal again in the upcoming match against Leicester.