Sonsational’ Son Heung-min (Tottenham) attempts to achieve the record of ‘200th goal’ of his career on the European stage against ‘enemy’ Liverpool during the Chuseok holiday.
Tottenham, in which Son Heung-min plays, will play a home game against Liverpool in the 7th round of the 2023-2024 English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 a.m. Korean time on October 1.
Tottenham (14 points, 4 wins, 2 draws) and Liverpool (16 points, 5 wins, 1 draw) are on the rise, going undefeated through the opening six games of this season. Until the 6th round, Liverpool is ranked 2nd and Tottenham is ranked 4th.
There are four teams that are undefeated since the start of this season, including leaders Manchester City (18 points, 6 wins) and Arsenal (14 points, 4 wins, 2 draws), Tottenham, and Liverpool.
Accordingly, one of the key points to watch is which team will continue its undefeated streak in the 7th round.
However, the greatest attention of domestic fans is focused on Son Heung-min.
Son Heung-min scored multiple goals in the 6th round away game against Arsenal on the 24th, leading the team to a 2-2 draw. It was Son Heung-min’s fifth goal of the season.
Son Heung-min not only prevented the team’s first loss of the season, but also experienced the joy of scoring his 199th career goal on the European stage.
Son Heung-min, who entered the European stage wearing a Hamburg (Germany) uniform in 2008, began his ‘European career’ in earnest by scoring three goals in the Bundesliga in the 2010-2011 season.
After playing for Leverkusen (Germany), Son Heung-min changed to the Tottenham uniform in August 2015 and began to make a name for himself as a ‘world class’ goal scorer.
In November 2019, he broke the record for ‘most goals by a Korean in an official match in Europe’ (121 goals) set by former Korean soccer ‘legend’ coach Bum-geun Cha, and in October 2020, Bum-geun Cha broke the record for ‘most goals by a Korean in the big league’ (98 goals) ) also exceeded.
Son Heung-min achieved his 150th career goal on the European stage in January 2021, and is now only one goal away from his long-awaited 200th goal.
However, it is somewhat burdensome that the opponent is Liverpool, one of the strongest teams in the EPL.
Son Heung-min showed a strong performance against Liverpool by scoring 5 goals in 14 EPL games.
Liverpool has Muhammad Salah, who scored 23 goals in the EPL in the 2021-2022 season and is joint top scorer with Son Heung-min, so the ‘fight for pride in scoring goals’ is also a matter of interest.
While Son Heung-min scored 5 goals in 6 EPL games this season, Salah added 3 goals and 4 assists.
Son Heung-min is second in scoring rankings after Erling Holland (Man City, 8 goals), and Salah is tied for first in assists.
In particular, Salah provided assists on days when he did not score and has continued to score offensive points in the opening six consecutive games, while Son Heung-min stands out for his rushing scores, including a hat trick against Burnley in the 4th round and multiple goals against Arsenal in the 6th round.레고토토
Meanwhile, ‘Bull’ Hwang Hee-chan, who plays for Wolverhampton, is also trying to score his 5th goal of the season.
Wolverhampton, where Hwang Hee-chan plays, will play a home game in the 7th round of the EPL against Manchester City, the ‘absolute top’, at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, at 11 PM on the 30th, Korean time.
Wolverhampton is only in 16th place with 1 win, 1 draw, and 4 losses, but Hwang Hee-chan’s sense of touch is keen.
Hwang Hee-chan has 4 goals this season, including 3 goals in the EPL and 1 goal in the Carabao Cup. With three goals in the regular season, Hwang Hee-chan ranked tied for 8th place in the EPL scoring rankings.
In particular, Hwang Hee-chan showed signs of being a ‘powerful killer’ this season, scoring goals in the 2nd round match against Liverpool and the 5th round match against Brighton & Hove Albion.
It is expected that they will be able to stage another goal celebration against leader Manchester City in the 7th round.
However, Wolverhampton suffered 5 consecutive losses (2 goals, 16 goals conceded) in the last 5 meetings with Manchester City, and 3 of them were zero losses. Hwang Hee-chan also played in a total of 4 games against Manchester City and has no offensive points yet.