‘Sonsational’ Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who scored his 100th personal goal in the English Premier League (EPL), was selected as the ‘Team of the Week’ by the British public broadcaster BBC.
Son Heung-min was named as a left-sided striker in the 3-4-3 formation of the 30th round of EPL in the 2022-2023 season announced by the BBC on the 10th (hereinafter Korean time). Son Heung-min scored the opening goal in the 10th minute of the first half in the EPL round 30 home match against Brighton & Hove Albion held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 8th, leading the team to a 2-1 victory. Receiving a pass from Ivan Perisic, he shook the net with his trademark right-footed kick from the left side of the penalty arc. This score is Son Heung-min’s 7th goal in the league and his 100th goal on the EPL stage.메이저놀이터
Son Heung-min, who left Leverkusen in Germany in August 2015 and wore a Tottenham uniform, wrote this record in his eighth season on the English stage. On September 20, 2015, after scoring his EPL debut goal, he reached his 100th goal in 2757 days. So far, Son Heung-min is the 34th player to have scored more than 100 goals in the EPL, the 14th non-English player, and the first Asian player ever. With this score, Son Heung-min moved up to 33rd in EPL career scoring with Matthew Letisier (retired).
The EPL Secretariat posted a congratulatory post in English and Korean on the official Twitter account. In particular, the Korean name ‘Son Heung-min’ was placed in bold along with a picture of Son Heung-min with his hand raised. EPL Twitter also highly praised Son Heung-min for giving Tottenham the lead in a wonderful way while conveying the goal situation. Here, the EPL welcomes you to join the 100 Goal Club (WELCOME TO THE 100 Goal Club) along with a graphic listing all 34 members of the 100 Goal Club and the number of goals, starting with Alan Shearer (260 goals), the all-time top scorer, and Son Heung-min. CLUB)’ followed by a tweet. The Tottenham club also congratulated through the official channel that “Son Heung-min became the first Asian player to score 100 EPL goals.”
Son Heung-min said, “It’s hard to believe. Coming to the Premier League, I don’t think there were many people who played the game with the thought that I would score my 100th goal. I always tried to improve in that situation, and I did my best this season, so this I think we were able to get results.” It was the 7th EPL goal this season. After scoring his 100th goal, Son Heung-min gave the honor to his maternal grandfather, who had recently gone to heaven, instead of his trademark ‘click ceremony’. Son Heung-min said, “I thought of many people. But the first thing that came to mind was my maternal grandfather. First of all,” he choked up.
Football expert Garth Crooks, who selects the team of the week, said, “This season is not Son Heung-min’s best season, but the score against Brighton is one of his best goals.” He added, “Son Heung-min spent too much time competing in the World Cup in Qatar with an injury (orbital fracture), and he came back mentally exhausted after the tournament and suffered some difficulties this season.”
On the other hand, Lee Joo’s team’s attack line included ‘monster’ Elling Holland (Man City) and Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), who stepped on the 30th goal with Son Heung-min. Midfielders include Michael Olise (Crystal Palace), Jack Grealish (Man City), Scott McTominay (Man United) and Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton), while defenders include Nathan Ake (Man City) and Kurt Zouma (West Ham). , Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) was selected. The goalkeeper spot went back to Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal).