A season that failed anyway, save Son Heung-min’s senses”.

Reporter Jack Pitt Brooke of the global 안전놀이터‘The Athletic’ said on the 2nd (Korean time), “The positive thing about Tottenham against Liverpool is the resurrection of Son Heung-min.” It’s a much needed part of the team.”

Tottenham Hotspur lost 3-4 to Liverpool in the 34th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season held at Anfield, Liverpool, England on the 1st (hereinafter Korean time). As a result, Tottenham (54 points) fell to 6th place behind Liverpool (56 points), who played one less game.

The team was defeated, but Son Heung-min’s performance stood out. He swallowed regret by hitting only the post twice, but in the 32nd minute of the second half, he received a long pass from Christian Romero and scored a wonderful chase goal. In extra time in the second half, he assisted Richarli Song’s equalizer with a sharp free kick.

Son Heung-min struggled with an orbital fracture and a different role this season under manager Antonio Conte, but scored 10 goals and 5 assists in the league on this day.

Particular attention should be paid to the fact that Son Heung-min came back to life after coach Conte was sacked. He scored 4 goals and 1 assist in 6 games following the sacking of coach Conte. Coach Christian Stellini and coach Ryan Mason are both using Son Heung-min more aggressively than Conte.

However, apart from the resurrection of Son Heung-min, Tottenham is in an unstable state of fighting for 6th place, let alone 4th place, due to Tottenham’s chronic defense problem. Although they are still 6th in the league, they are closely chased by 7th Aston Villa (54 points) and 8th place Brighton (52 points), who have played three less games. 

If Tottenham slips further here and falls to 8th place, there is a high probability that they will not even qualify for the UECL, let alone the UEFA Europa League.

Jack Pittbrook insisted, “It can’t be helped. It can be okay if Tottenham can’t go to the UECL next season,” and insisted, “The only prerequisite is the resurrection of Son Heung-min.”

Reporter Lee posted a review of the Liverpool match on social media, claiming, “If Mason uses Son Heung-min as a wingback for a short period of time (like Conte), but again as a front-line two-top, it is more valuable than grades.”

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