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‘Captain’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) was once again selected as Team of the Month. This is the second time since last September. His team, Tottenham, produced three players, including Son Heung-min, and showed a class worthy of the first-place team.
Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics media, selected the players who performed best in the Premier League by position during the month of October on the 1st (Korean time) and formed the Best 11. The formation was 4-3-3. South Korean striker Son Heung-min was also named as a frontline striker. Son Heung-min received a rating of 7.68, which is on the high side for the same position.
Son Heung-min scored 2 goals and 1 assist in 3 games played in October. He scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the 9th round Fulham match held on the 24th of last month. He scored the first goal with Richarlison's help in the 26th minute of the first half, and then assisted James Maddison's goal with a fantastic pass in the 9th minute of the second half. Tottenham also won 2-0. In the match against Fulham, Son Heung-min succeeded in dribbling three times in addition to scoring attack points, and also recorded four key passes.
Also, Son Heung-min was responsible for the key goal in the 21st minute of the second half in the game against Crystal Palace on the 28th. There was only one effective shot, but Son Heung-min did not miss this chance. Tottenham won 2-1 thanks to Son Heung-min's goal and the opponent's own goal.
Son Heung-min failed to record an attack point in the away game against Luton Town on October 7. However, despite the opponent's intensive check, he threatened the opponent's goal with three shots and helped the team by recording a pass success rate of 90% and two key passes. Thanks to this, Tottenham won 1-0 thanks to defender Mickey van der Ven's winning goal. Tottenham won all three games in October. Son Heung-min's performance was decisive.
Along with Son Heung-min, he formed a three-top with Brentford striker Brian Mbomo and Everton striker Dwight McNeil. Cameroon striker Mbomo scored 2 goals and 2 assists during October. He had a GPA of 7.93. ‘England God’ McNeil received a rating of 7.78.
This is not the first time Son Heung-min has been selected as Player of the Month. Last September, he showed his best performance and was named as the Premier League Team of the Month for September and the Team of the Week in the top five European leagues selected by WhoScored.com.
Last September, Son Heung-min had a great time. He scored a whopping 6 goals in 4 games played over the course of a month. He went into a brief goalless slump at the start of the season, but got things started by scoring a hat-trick in the last four rounds against Burnley. Afterwards, it rode the upward trend properly. He played an active part by scoring multiple goals against 'North London rival' Arsenal, and also scored a goal against 'winner' Liverpool, leading Tottenham to a 2-1 victory.
Ahead of this season, Tottenham's power vacuum was expected due to the departure of key striker Harry Kane. However, Son Heung-min definitely filled the void. New Tottenham coach Anze Postekoglou's bold decision was also good. Side striker Son Heung-min was placed in the center. Son Heung-min lived up to the trust by scoring a goal storm. Previously, Britain's The Hard Tackle said, "One of Coach Postekoglou's key changes is Son Heung-min, who took on the role of a front-line striker. He answered the question about replacing Kane by appointing Son Heung-min in that position."
Son Heung-min will challenge to become the league's top scorer by combining his performances in September and October. He has 8 goals in 10 league games. He ranked second in the league in scoring, following monster striker Erling Haaland (Man City, 11 goals). Son Heung-min scored 23 goals in the 2021-2022 season and became the joint top scorer with Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah. Although he scored 10 league goals last season, there were some regrets, but he stood up in a short period of time and once again challenged himself to become the league's top goalscorer.
Thursday, November 2, 2023