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Son Heung-min led the team to victory while fulfilling his role as a leader.
Tottenham posted a video on the club’s official SNS on the 23rd (Korean time) of the scene where new manager Angie Postecoglu and new team captain Son Heung-min won their first win at the home stadium this season.
Tottenham reported its first win of the season on the 20th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London
winning 2-0 against Manchester United in the second round of the 2023/24 season Premier League.
In the 4th minute of the second half
Tottenham started to take the lead with Pape Sar’s opening goal
but in the 37th minute of the second half
Ivan Perisic’s low cross from the left flank passed through Ben Davies and hit the foot of Manchester United centre-back Lisandro Martinez.
and succeeded in hunting for three points against Premier League powerhouse Manchester United.
The victory over Manchester United is of great significance.
It is not only Tottenham’s first win of the season
but also the debut win of new manager Postecoglu and Son Heung-min’s first win as Tottenham captain.
Ahead of the start of the new season
there has been a change in the Tottenham captaincy.
In the meantime, as all the players who wore the captain’s armband at Tottenham left the club
there was a vacancy in the captain’s position.
Veteran goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
who has played for Tottenham since 2012
is about to part ways with the club as a transfer is likely.
Harry Kane, considered the best Tottenham player 바카라사이트 ever
also recently moved to German Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich.
With both Lloris and Kane dropping the armband
Tottenham needed a new captain.
The new captain decided by the Tottenham leadership
including coach Angie Postecoglu
was none other than Son Heung-min.
Tottenham officially announced on the club website on the 13th that “Son Heung-min has been appointed as the club’s captain.”
Son Heung-min came from Bayer Leverkusen in Germany in the 2014/15 season.
He took over the captain’s armband this time from Hugo Lloris, who was appointed captain from the 2015/16 season.
James Madison and Christian Romero were appointed as vice-captains.
The heavy responsibility of captain
which Lloris had held for seven years
was now taken over by Korean striker Son Heung-min.
Son Heung-min said of his appointment as captain:
It is a great honor to be captain of this huge club.
It is a big surprise and a very proud moment.
I have already told the players that everyone should feel like captain on and off the pitch.
“It’s a new season
a new start.
I will give everything for this uniform and armband
reaffirming his will to devote himself to Tottenham as a ‘captain’.
With this, Son Heung-min became the 41st captain of Tottenham, which was founded in 1882.
He is also the first captain outside of continental Europe.
Tottenham became the first non-England captain in 1882
when Bobby Buckle was appointed as the first captain
followed by English players such as Jack Jules and Stanley Briggs.
it was not until 132 years later that non-British players were allowed to wear left forearm armbands.
Tottenham had 38 captains
all of whom were British nationals
including 26 from England
7 from Scotland
3 from Wales and 2 from Northern Ireland.
It also means that it was difficult to become the center of the team if you were not from England.
the French national team
was dropped as the captain
and two years later
the French national team goalkeeper Lloris was assigned the captain and played for 7 years.
And Son Heung-min vomited the spirit of becoming the first non-European player to become Tottenham captain.
Tottenham opened a new era in which an Asian national took charge of both the manager and the captain.
who was highly anticipated as captain of Premier League powerhouse Tottenham ahead of the season
showed somewhat disappointing game content in the opening game of the 2023/24 season Premier League against Brentford
the first match with the captain’s armband.
At that time
Son Heung-min committed a foul in the penalty box in the first half and conceded a penalty kick
and the game ended in a 2-2 draw
and the first win had to be passed on to the next opportunity.
Son Heung-min succeeded in making up for the sluggishness against Brentford in the next game.
In the second round of the league match against Manchester United, which he won 2-0 at home on the 20th
Son Heung-min failed to score an attack point
but as Tottenham captain, he sprayed flashing passes all over the ground
threatening Manchester United
a strong player in the Premier League tradition, and winning the team.
At that time
who started as a left winger in the 4-2-3-1 formation
energized Tottenham’s attack with sharp dribble breakthroughs and key passes.
According to football statistics media ‘FotMob
Son Heung-min played an active role as Tottenham’s playmaker
recording 4 opportunities
60% (3/5) dribble success rate
and 75% (6/8) fight win rate.
After the game
who conducted an interview with the British public broadcaster ‘BBC’
It’s very good and really special.
Manchester United was a special opponent
and it was really good to win the first win of the season at home against Manchester United.
Until the end
the fans gave their all to the players.
It was like that for almost 100 minutes.
Although there was no offensive point that fans expected
Son Heung-min showed his best throughout the game to win as the team’s captain.
He also showed the appearance of raising the atmosphere of the stadium even more by encouraging the fans as he is a veteran and captain of the team.
In the video released by Tottenham
Son Heung-min took the victory with Lisandro’s own goal to make the score 2-0. encouraged
When Son Heung-min played a match as the captain of the team
he even expressed surprise in England.
England’s ‘Football London’ reported on the 22nd
People inside the club who have been with Son Heung-min for many years
as well as those who have already left Tottenham
were surprised that Son Heung-min was appointed as the new captain.
“Son Heung-min enjoyed great popularity within the club and was respected by everyone
but not many people saw him as a ‘leader
The fact that he was not included in the included Tottenham leader group proved this
explaining that Son Heung-min was far from his usual leadership role leading the team.
The media said
During Mauricio Pochettino’s days
Lloris led the team atmosphere. After Pochettino’s departure
a leader group was formed so that the players could voice their voices.
At the end of the Antonio Conte era
young players like Oliver Skip gave their voices.
Son Heung-min didn’t belong anywhere.
Many people were surprised that Postecoglu appointed Son Heung-min as the new captain
said Postecoglu’s determination.
Tottenham appointed Son Heung-min as captain
Christian Romero as vice-captain
and James Madison
newly recruited this summer.
Football London’ emphasized that this was also a bold decision by the manager
None of the players who belonged to the existing leader group were included.
Coach Postecoglu succeeded in reforming cleanly.
Reviews so far have been very positive.
The media said
Son Heung-min’s appointment as captain was surprising
but it was a natural choice.
he was simply a popular player
but now he has become an active leader.
It was Son Heung-min’s idea
highlighting that Son Heung-min is bringing a new wind to Tottenham.
Tottenham finished 8th in the league last season and failed to advance to European competitions.
Attention is focusing on whether Son Heung-min
who is starting the season in a good mood in a desperate situation for a rebound
can lead Tottenham to the top as the team’s new captain.