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"Why does Son Heung-min have a lot of offside?"

The offside hat trick explained by Postecoglou himself


Tottenham Hotspur will face Manchester City in the 14th round of the 2023-24 season Premier League (PL) at 1:30 a.m. on the 4th (Korea time) at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Currently, Tottenham is fifth with 26 points and Manchester City is second in the league with 29 points.

Ahead of the match, Postecoglou attended a press conference in advance. And he was asked a question related to Son's offside hat trick in the last match against Fulham. Son currently holds the record for the most sprints and offside (nine times) in the PL.

Postecoglou explained why. "I still don't understand some parts. In last week's game, we were able to handle the ball a little faster and there were a few times when his timing was perfect," he explained.

"Son Heung-min should understand that he is a different type of striker from Harry Kane. Players are used to having a slightly different type of striker. It is a combination of the two. As mentioned earlier, if we had passed faster than 0.001 seconds, his timing would have been perfect," he added.

"The undeniable part is that he scores from the offside position, which is still the most difficult part of the game. Of course, I know that he has enough quality. His scoring is a problem, but it's also a problem that we didn't find it a little earlier," he said.

This match against Manchester City is very important for Tottenham. This is because Mickey Van Der Pen, James Medicine's injury, and Yves Bissouma and Christian Romero's dismissal have led to three consecutive losses in the past three games.

In response, Postecoglou said, "I belong to a fantastic club, and I am being challenged every week in the best league in the world. It is a lot of fun. The reason why I think I am really enjoying it at a time like this is because my beliefs are being tested every day, both internally and externally."
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