Tottenham head coach Christian Stellini (49) applauded Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) for scoring.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated West Ham United 2-0 in the 24th round of the Premier League in the 2022-2023 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th (Korean time). With this, Tottenham recorded 42 points and jumped to 4th place in the league, beating Newcastle (41 points), who played one less game.안전놀이터
Son Heung-min, who came on as a substitute in the 23rd minute of the second half, proved his class within 4 minutes of being put in. He received Kane’s forward pass in the 27th minute of the second half, dug into the back space, calmly deceived the goalkeeper and shook the net. A great touch that allowed him to evade the defender and save his speed at the same time shined.
This score is Son Heung-min’s 5th goal in the league and his 98th goal in the Premier League. With this, he became Tottenham’s second highest league scorer, surpassing senior Teddy Sheringham (97 goals). Now above him is only Kane, his ‘soul partner’ who is recording 200 league goals.
After the game, coach Stellini revealed his thoughts on how to use Son Heung-min in an interview with ‘Sky Sports’. “Heung-Min Son stayed on the bench. It was an important moment and it was a moment for Son. He’s an amazing player if you have the space. We’re going to use him this way and it was a good idea,” he said.
Coach Stellini added, “I’m happy that Son Heung-min scored a goal. He has to be calm and show the best performance. Currently, he is not 100%, so he needs to be managed.”
After that, I was able to hear additional explanations at the official press conference. According to Football London, coach Stellini said, “Sonny (nicknamed Son Heung-min) is the perfect guy, so I know his response (to the substitute) will be perfect. “There are times,” he said. “A decision has to be made at that time. It is difficult to exclude a player like Son Heung-min from the starting lineup, but we have to do that because there are many games.”
He also said, “We don’t want to risk losing Son Heung-min for a long time. We want to use him the right way. Now Richarlison is 100% recovered and we have picked an opponent to play like this.” We had to fight in the first half. If we get more space, we can use a player like Son Heung-min to attack that space.”