“Very disappointing result.”
Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) did not hide the regret of ‘the shame of defeat’.
Tottenham played an away match against Leicester City in the 23rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England at 0:00 am on the 12th (Korean time) and lost 1-4. 5th place Tottenham (39 points) could not close the gap with 4th place Newcastle (40 points).
Tottenham’s start was good. Got ahead relatively early. In the 14th minute of the first half, Bentancur was hit by an opponent in a corner kick situation and luckily delivered the ball in front of his feet and pushed it into the Leicester goal.
Leicester was also not easy. Balanced the game. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Mendy scored the equalizer by connecting the ball from a corner kick with a right-footed non-stop shot from near the left corner.
Leicester, who was in the mood, managed to turn around two minutes later. ‘Number 10’ Madison used a counterattack opportunity to score a goal in a situation where Tottenham’s defensive numbers were insufficient. 메이저놀이터
Leicester scored a key goal in the 36th minute of the second half. From the front of the arc, Barnes presented the team with a 4th goal with a calm shot that broke through the defensive check.
Tottenham struggled to make up for even one more goal, but suffered a loss by three goals.
On this day, Son Heung-min digested full-time, but could not leave an attack point. According to Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics site, Son Heung-min only had one shot that day. He had no shots on target and had a pass completion rate of 73.3%.
According to the BBC after the game, Son Heung-min said, “Our start was good. We created good chances. But after it was 1-1, we quickly gave up the second goal. From then on, it was a difficult game. Leicester scored in almost every opportunity after that. “He got lucky.
“It’s a very disappointing result. We knew the match against Leicester was going to be a very tough game. The Premier League is never an easy league. Today’s game showed how high the Premier League is. I don’t know what to say. I just It’s disappointing,” he said.
Finally, he added: “I don’t think I was conceited. We were in a good mood after winning against Manchester City (just before). We have to learn a big lesson from the game against Leicester.”