This is definitely good news. Tottenham, led by Son Heung-min as captain, continued its undefeated streak to open the league by blowing the whistle for four consecutive wins. However, it is true that there is a feeling of anxiety in a corner of one’s mind that the ‘Son Top’ that has been barely achieved may return to nothing.
Tottenham, who had 4 wins and 1 draw in 5 games since the start of this season’s league, including the recent 4 consecutive wins, was in 2nd place (13 points). Son Heung-min started as a frontline striker in the 2023-2024 EPL 5th round home game against Sheffield United held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 16th (local time) and played until he was replaced by Brennan Johnson in the 35th minute of the second half.안전놀이터
After sending Harry Kane to Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga, Tottenham coach Postekoglou, who had appointed Richarlison as a starter at the front line at the beginning of the season, placed Son Heung-min as the top player on this day as well, following the 4th round match against Burnley. Manor Solomon, James Madison, and Kulusevski appeared in the second line.
In the first half, Tottenham launched a one-sided offensive with nearly 70% possession and 12 shots, including 7 effective shots, but ended in vain.
In the 21st minute of the first half, Son Heung-min received a cutback from Solomon and fired a right-footed shot from the left side of the penalty arc, which goalkeeper Wes Foderingham parried. In the 39th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min got his head to Solomon’s cross from the left side, but it missed to the right of the goal.
Sheffield struck in the 28th minute of the second half. Jack Robinson’s long throw-in from the right side went through some confusion, and Amer rushed in and opened the goal with his left foot from the left side of the penalty area.
Tottenham, who were on the defensive, took out Son Heung-min, Solomon, and Pape Sar in the 35th minute of the second half and brought in new Welsh strikers Johnson, Richarlison, and Ivan Perisic, who joined this season, to aim for a goal. And when 7 minutes and 30 seconds had passed in added time, Richarlison headed Perisic’s left corner kick, and the substitutes combined to score a goal that gave Tottenham a dramatic tie.
Tottenham achieved a thrilling comeback win over Sheffield United. ⓒ Reuters = News 1 / Photo = News 1
And just over a minute later, a pass was smoothly developed from the left side, and Kulusevski finished the pass sent by Richarlison inside the penalty area with his right foot from the center, sending the stadium into a frenzy.
Richarlison, who had been in a severe slump so far, showed signs of revival with one goal and one assist.
The problem is that Richarlison’s resurrection raises the possibility that his claws will become ineffective. Considering Son Heung-min’s disappointing performance in today’s game and Richarlison’s resurgence, it seems that the center of gravity will be focused on Richarlison’s front line in the next game. This is why director Postekoglou’s choice is attracting attention.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min scored only 6.0 points, the second lowest score in the team, according to the WhoScored.com rating, which specializes in soccer statistics. In the FootMob rating, he received 6.3 points, the lowest among Tottenham starting players.