Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) blew the opportunity himself.
Tottenham played an away match against Leicester City in the 23rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England at 0:00 am on the 12th (Korean time) and lost 1-4. 5th place Tottenham (39 points) could not close the gap with 4th place Newcastle (40 points).
In the match, Tottenham came out with a 3-4-2-1 formation. Including Son Heung-min, Kane, Kulusepski, Perisic, Bentancur, Hoivier, Poro, Davis, Dyer, Tanganga, and Foster (goalkeeper) started the sortie.
Son Heung-min wanted to continue the good memories of his past against Leicester. He scored a hat-trick as a second-half substitute in the EPL round 8 home game against Leicester on September 18 last year. Tottenham won 6-2.
At that time, he scored 3 goals in 14 minutes. He scored season 1-3 goals at once. Son Heung-min was honored with the Man of the Match (MOM) selection even after playing only 31 minutes. Son Heung-min is the first time a substitute has scored a hat-trick in the EPL since Stephen Naismith, who was with Everton at the time on the 9th of 2015. 안전놀이터
Son Heung-min, who scored multiple goals in an FA game against Preston North End FC on the 29th of last month, went on a goal hunt again, but failed.
It’s not that there wasn’t an opportunity. He blew his own chance because he couldn’t catch the timing of the shot at the moment.
The situation was like this. In the 8th minute of the second half, when the team was trailing 1-3, Son Heung-min took advantage of the opponent’s pass miss in the Leicester camp and snatched the ball. He drove the ball into the box. However, with Leicester’s defensive souter in front, Son Heung-min hesitated and failed to catch the shooting timing. The opportunity disappeared for a while, and eventually I gave a pass to Kane, but the ‘goal’ result did not come out.
After that, the mood went back to Leicester.
Gearco Leicester scored a key goal. In the 36th minute of the second half, from the front of the arc, Barnes presented the team with the 4th goal with a calm shot that broke through the defensive check.