Tottenham Hotspur main goalkeeper Son Heung-min (31) came out as a substitute again and split the net.
Tottenham won 2-0 in the 2022/23 Premier League round 24 match against West Ham United held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th (Korean time).
Son Heung-min, who was suffering from a scoring drought recently, surprised the fans by starting a game from the bench rather than starting for the first time in about five months.
Tottenham, who started the game without Son Heung-min, finished the first half goalless, but took the lead 10 minutes into the second half when wingback Emerson Royal scored the opening goal.
Tottenham, who took the lead, substituted Son Heung-min to drive West Ham, and Son Heung-min responded to the bench expectations with a goal.
Five minutes after he was substituted, Son Heung-min received a pass from his fantastic partner Harry Kane and scored an additional goal with a right-footed shot that shook West Ham’s net. It was the first goal scored in six league games after scoring against Crystal Palace in the 19th round of the league last month.
Substitute Son Heung-min hit the mark and Tottenham defeated West Ham 2-0 and added 3 points. They surpassed Newcastle United, who played one less game, and moved up to fourth place in the league.
On the other hand, when Son Heung-min was replaced again and scored, some expressed concerns that there would be a change in the way Son Heung-min was used. 슬롯사이트
British media BBC said, “Son Heung-min has only played in two matches in the Premier League this season as a substitute, and scored four goals in these two matches.”
Son Heung-min was included on the bench list for the match against Leicester City in the 8th round of the league last September as the scoreless streak at the beginning of the season was prolonged. Going down to the bench may have been a stimulus, but Son Heung-min came on as a substitute in the second half and scored three goals to complete the ‘hat trick’.
Son Heung-min, who had been having trouble scoring goals ever since, started the match against West Ham from the bench, but ended the scoring drought by scoring a goal as a substitute.
As Son Heung-min showed better performance this season as a substitute than as a starter, some soccer fans were worried that Tottenham would make a new change in the way Son Heung-min was used.
Son Heung-min, who scored 23 goals in the league last season and became the top scorer in the Premier League, is struggling to show his performance from last season by scoring 5 league goals this season.