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‘EPL 103 goals’ Son Heung-min challenges Ronaldo’s Drogba record

Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min challenges to break the English Premier League (EPL) scoring record for ‘Legend’ strikers.메이저사이트

Tottenham and Brentford will play round 37 of the 2022-2023 EPL at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 8:30 pm on the 20th (Korean time).

Son Heung-min suffered major ups and downs this season, but raised his scoring pace in March and April and set meaningful scoring records. On the 8th of last month, he stepped on the 100th goal in EPL career through the opening goal against Brighton and Hove Albion in the 30th round. It was the first Asian player to score 100 goals in the EPL. After that, he added 3 more goals and reached double digits in the league by shaking the net in the match against Liverpool in the 34th round. From the 2016-2017 season, his second season with Tottenham, he has scored 10 goals in the league for 7 consecutive seasons.

In the EPL career scoring category, the record of legends who left a strong name in the history of the league is also surpassing. He surpassed EPL 100 goalkeeper Matt Letisier, who was a key player in Southampton in the 1990s, and is standing shoulder to shoulder with legendary striker Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring his 10th goal this season and his 103rd in his career.

Harry Kane (center left), Son Heung-min (center right, above Tottenham Hotspur). Getty Images Korea

The next target is Didier Drogba, who played for Chelsea. Drogba scored 100 league goals for Chelsea between 2004 and 2012, and added 4 goals when he returned to Chelsea in the 2014-2015 season. If Son Heung-min adds one goal, he will be tied with Drogba.

Son Heung-min has already broken Drogba’s record. Partnering with Harry Kane, he broke the EPL record of 36 goals previously held by Chelsea legends Drogba and Frank Lampard. The current record of Kane and Son Heung-min is 46 goals, widening the gap with the second place.

Son Heung-min can catch up with Drogba in the match against Brentford at the earliest and aim for overtaking. Last season, he did not often face Brentford, who returned to the top league after 74 years, but his performance against Brentford was good with 2 goals in 4 matches. In particular, he scored in every home game against Brentford. In the 2020-2021 season England Carabao Cup semi-finals, he scored a goal in the 14th round home match of the league last season.

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