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Son Heung-min entered the race for the top scorer this season, scoring nine goals in 12 games as a front-line striker.
Son Heung-min's goal streak for this season will start with a fourth-round match against Burnley. At that time, Tottenham was leading 0-1 after allowing a run, but after a pass play with Manor Solomon in the 16th minute of the first half, the goalkeeper came out and confirmed that there was space, and he scored an equalizer through a sensational chip shot.
Afterwards, Son's show began. After receiving Solomon's pass in the 19th minute of the second half, Son rushed in and made his team's fourth goal and his second goal of the season through a direct shot.
Son Heung-min's scoring spree continued. He penetrated into the back space of Burnley's defense in the 22nd minute of the second half, and scored again after receiving a pass from a prisoner of war. It was the moment when he achieved his first hat trick of this season.
Son scored his fourth career hat-trick against Burnley this season, following Southampton (2020/21), Aston Villa (2021/22), and Leicester City (2022/23).
Son also shone in the North London derby against Arsenal. He shook the net for Arsenal in the second minute of the first half, but swallowed his disappointment when he was declared offside. Later, he delivered an excellent pass from the right side in the 22nd minute of the first half, and Johnson displayed a threatening shot, but his attacking point record was cancelled as the goalkeeper was blocked.
However, Son was extraordinary. At the 42nd minute in the first half, Madison slightly changed the direction of his passing after the match in front of the gate, and kicked the scoring gun with a sensuous touch. It was his fourth goal in the EPL this season.
It was also named Tottenham's September Goal of the Month.
The team continued to display scoring capacity. At 10 minutes in the second half, Madison stole Jorginho's ball under pressure, broke through, and launched a counterattack. When the team gave up a pass, Son Heung-min scored a goal at a 1:1 situation with the goalkeeper. It was the moment when his fifth goal of the EPL was scored.
Son scored seven goals in the North London derby against Arsenal. This is more than Robin van Persie, Gareth Bale, and Thierry Henry who scored five points.
Son Heung-min also scored a total of 150 goals in Tottenham's uniform through multiple goals against Arsenal.
Son scored six goals in September. He was rewarded with the EPL Player of the Month award. It was his fourth career award after September 2016, April 2017, and October 2020.
He then scored against Liverpool, achieving his 200th career goal in Europe.
In the 35th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min penetrated Liverpool's net with a simple touch after Hishalisson, who received Madison's pass through the ground, received a cross from the left side.
Son also scored a goal in the match against Fulham. After receiving a pass from Hishalisson in the 36th minute of the first half, he attempted a kicking shot with his right foot after a simple dribble, but he managed to score a goal. He has made a total of 152 goals for Tottenham.
After receiving a pass connected to Madison and Brennan Johnson in the 21st minute of the second half against Crystal Palace, Son opened the scoring with a simple shot. It was the moment when his eighth goal was scored.
Son Heung-min's goal against Crystal Palace was also selected as Tottenham's October goal of the month.
Son Heung-min showed off his presence by winning one player of the month award and two Tottenham goal of the month over two months in September and October.
Son Heung-min unfortunately missed three goals.
Son focused on scoring while playing full time in the PL 13th round match against Aston Villa. However, heaven looked away. There was bad luck to cancel the goal three times due to the offside declaration.
After catching Pierre-Emile Hoivier's pass near the half-line in the 44th minute of the first half, Son quickly penetrated to the front of the goal and shot into the net with a fantastic trajectory. However, the goal was canceled as offside was declared during the penetration process.
Son Heung-min shook Aston Villa's net with a simple touch at the goal in the fourth minute of the second half, but the goal was canceled again due to the judgment that Johnson, who passed the pass, was in an offside position.
Son Heung-min's misfortunes continued. In the 40th minute of the second half, Porro's shot hit the post and quickly scored the goal, but the goal was denied as he declared offside.
Son Heung-min entered the race for the top scorer by scoring eight goals in 11 PL matches.
Son Heung-min was compared to idol Cristiano Ronaldo as he played as a front-line striker this season.
Ronaldo was a side attack resource, but he has been maintaining it after changing his position to a striker.
"Son Heung-min has the ability to finish with both feet. He is walking a path similar to Ronaldo, who changed his position to the front line striker," Sky Sports said.
"Tottenham has a dedicated player who scores a goal called Son Heung-min and makes space for his fellow players. The transfer to Kane is showing effect. He is doing more at the door. He recorded less than 10 percent of touches, but this season it is close to 20 percent," he said.
"Son Heung-min's six goals under Postecoglou all came from goal posts. It is a useful example of a change in position," he added.
Postecoglou shared the same view, saying, "Son Heung-min is similar to Ronaldo. I started as a winger."
"Son Heung-min is a really good goalscorer. I always feel that he has excellent movement. His ability to play as a forward striker is more complicated than that of the side, but he is clever enough to play as a forward striker."
Son Heung-min is showing a huge performance this season, and rave reviews are continuing.
Tim Sherwood, who served as a player and manager at Tottenham, praised his performance as a front-line striker, saying, "I think Son Heung-min has been reborn. I think he will continue to show such plays."
Former Tottenham manager Jamie O'Hara praised Son, "To me, Son Heung-min is one of the best soccer players in the world. I have to admit that he is a world-class player."
"Son Heung-min has scored for a very long time in the EPL. He has regained his confidence and trust. I think he is an outstanding striker."
"Son Heung-min is on fire. If he plays every week and maintains his good physical condition and condition, he can see the end," he said, adding that he will show great performance.
Arsen Wenger, who led Arsenal to an unbeaten win in the PL, said, "Son Heung-min has a very good movement to go into the center," citing the ultimate reason for Tottenham's rise.
Thursday, January 18, 2024