On Son Heung-min’s 400th game appearance, Tottenham drew 1-1 with West Ham.

Tottenham fails to regain 4th place in EPL Son Heung-min, who was hot in March, is silent
Son Heung-min

Korean soccer star Son Heung-min played full-time in his 400th official game wearing the Tottenham Hotspur uniform, but the team ended in a draw and failed to regain 4th place in the English Premier League (EPL).

Tottenham drew 1-1 with West Ham United in the 2023-2024 EPL round 31 away game held at the London Stadium in London, England on the 3rd (Korean time).

Son Heung-min, who scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win against Luton Town in the 30th round home game, was silent on this day.

He started as a lone striker and covered the ground until the end of the game, but there were no offensive points.

Son Heung-min has 15 goals and 8 assists this season. His momentum was good enough to score 5 goals and 2 assists in 6 games for his team and the national team in the month of March, but he was unable to score in the first game in April.

Tottenham (57 points), with 17 wins, 6 draws, and 7 losses, failed to rise to fourth place in this round.

The team currently in 4th place, the Maginot Line for advancing to the UEFA Champions League (UCL), is Aston Villa (18 wins, 5 draws, 7 losses, 59 points).

As Aston Villa meets defending champion Manchester City in this round, Tottenham needed three points, but West Ham did not give them a win at home.

West Ham (12 wins, 9 draws, 10 losses, 45 points), which shares 1 point with Tottenham, also remained in 7th place. The gap with 6th place Manchester United (48 points) is 3 points.

Tottenham seemed to be taking the game easily, scoring the first goal 5 minutes after kickoff.

After Timo Werner dug deep into the left side of the penalty area, Brennan Johnson completed a ground ball pass to the goal, hitting the net.

However, the lead disappeared in the 19th minute of the first half when they conceded a goal from a set piece situation. In a corner kick situation for West Ham, defender Quirt Zouma scored a headed goal after overcoming competition with the Tottenham defense.

Afterwards, Tottenham took the lead and West Ham focused on counterattacks until the end of the game, but neither team scored any additional goals.

Tottenham coach Anzhi Postekoglou brought in striker Richarlison in the 37th minute of the second half and placed Son Heung-min as a winger, but West Ham’s solid defense could not be broken through.

Son Heung-min, who moved between the front line and the side, kicked two shots that day. One of these was an effective shot.

Just before the end of the game, Son Heung-min launched a counterattack by driving the ball from below the halfway line, but Dejan Kulusevski’s cross, which received a pass, was blocked, and the last chance was lost.

Meanwhile, Son Heung-min achieved 400 official appearances as a member of Tottenham.

Tottenham shared Son Heung-min’s footsteps with fans by posting a 50-second animation on social media (SNS). 섯다


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