Coach Enje Postecoglou has formed a captain’s team of players other than the existing leader group for new changes. 토토
Britain’s Football London said on the 23rd, It was a natural choice for Son Heung-min to become a new captain at a time when his existing captain Hugo Lloris is scheduled to leave and Harry Kane moved to Bayern Munich. He is already the captain of the South Korean national soccer team and is one of Tottenham’s longest-running players, he reported.
The media then said, However, there was a person inside Tottenham who was surprised that Son Heung-min received the captain’s armband. He was obviously a popular player on the team, and he was respected by everyone. However, there were not many views of Son Heung-min as a leader. It is well known that Lloris, Kane, Eric Dyer, and Pierre-Emil Hoybier are already in Tottenham’s leader group, he explained.
Son Heung-min was not included in this, he said. It was also surprising to hear that Christian Romero and James Madison joined the captaincy team as vice captains. Because none of them were in Tottenham’s leadership group, he said.
Medison has already shown how important he can be in the group on and off the field since he joined last month. He breathed fresh breath into the squad, bonding with everyone. In Romero’s case, as a deputy captain, he can be a representative of a group of Spanish-speaking players in the club and give him a sense of responsibility for his occasional carelessness, he said.
Tottenham said on the club’s website on the 13th, Son Heung-min has been appointed as our team’s captain. Son Heung-min inherited the captain’s armband from Hugo Lloris. Medison and Romero have become the new vice-captain, the official statement said.
Son Heung-min left Leverkusen in 2015 and joined Tottenham. In his debut season, he was somewhat sluggish. He seemed unable to adjust to the English Premier League EPL stage. He played 28 league games and scored only four goals. It was true that it was regrettable compared to scoring double-digit goals for two consecutive seasons in the German Bundesliga while playing for Leverkusen.
In the aftermath, rumors of a transfer occurred. There was a possibility of returning to the Bundesliga. However, Son Heung-min remained at Tottenham and expressed his willingness to prove himself once again. And the choice was perfectly right. Son Heung-min has since performed well and quickly emerged as a key player for Tottenham.
The influence shown in the stadium has grown over the course of the season. Starting with 14 goals in 34 EPL games in the 2016-17 season, Son Heung-min has consistently achieved double-digit league scoring records until last season.
And the 2021-22 season that started. He already seemed to have scored 17 goals and 10 assists in the previous season’s league, but that was not Son Heung-min’s limit. Son Heung-min showed steady scoring ability throughout the 2021-22 season. In the end, he tied for the top scorer with 23 EPL goals with Mohamed Salah Liverpool. He was the first Asian player.
But there was also a crisis behind the best moments. Son Heung-min suffered some ups and downs early last season. He got off to a fresh start by scoring help in the opening match against Southampton, but soon fell into silence. The attack point rarely came out. For this reason, public opinion was formed to exclude the selection.
On top of that, Son Heung-min suffered from injuries. Son Heung-min suffered an orbital fracture ahead of the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup. In that state, he participated in the World Cup finals. Although he was not in perfect physical condition, he assisted Hwang Hee-chan’s winning goal in the final group match against Portugal, which helped South Korea advance to the round of 16.
There was also another injury that was revealed after the end of the season. Sports hernia. It was revealed during the A match in June. At the time, the Korea Football Association KFA said, Son Heung-min had a sports hernia operation a few weeks ago. It is currently recovering, and playing in the game depends on whether it is recovering or not. The recovery varies from person to person, he said.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min began to recover little by little toward the end of the season. In the end, he scored 10 goals in the EPL last season and succeeded in scoring double-digit points for seven consecutive seasons. He also set a meaningful record. Son Heung-min scored his 100th EPL goal against Brighton in April. It was the 34th time in EPL history and the first time for an Asian player.
Now Son Heung-min will enter the 2023-24 season as Tottenham’s new captain. In fact, Tottenham was inevitable to replace its captain this summer. Goalkeeper Lloris, who led the team with captain’s armband until last season, is preparing to transfer. In addition, deputy captain Harry Kane has also recently been confirmed to transfer to Bayern Munich.
Lloris left Olympique Lyon to join Tottenham ahead of the 2012-13 Season. He took the starting position upon joining the team. As he entered his 30s, rumors of recruiting a substitute steadily flowed, but Lloris remained firmly in his position. Last season, he was also used as a starting pitcher at the beginning. However, there were variables of injury, and there was also a decline in skills with age. Of course, there were times when he recorded good defense, but he exposed his unstable appearance.
And there was a disappointing game at the end of the season. It’s a 1-6 defeat against Newcastle United. At that time, Lloris started and was replaced after donating five runs in the first half alone. The reason for the replacement was known to be an injury, but this game became a farewell match. Tottenham now have a substitute named Goulielmo Vicario. Lloris is already seeking a transfer with his contract with Tottenham expiring next summer.
Lloris didn’t even play a preseason schedule. Coach Postecoglou did not include a player who was certain to leave in the new season’s plan. It was Kane who wore the captain’s armband in place of Lloris. Kane also started with the captain’s armband throughout the tour despite rumors of a steady transfer since the end of last season.
However, he was transferred soon before the season’s opening. After Tottenham accepted Munich’s offer, the option went to Kane. And he decided to transfer. It was reported that the medical test had been completed, and the official came out quickly. Kane’s contract expires in June 2027, and he plays under number 9.
After the two players left, coach Postecoglou chose Son Heung-min as the captain among many players. Postecoglou, who was appointed to Tottenham after the end of last season, has praised Son Heung-min’s leadership before. He mentioned this during a pre-season tour pre-match press conference against Ryan City Singapore.
At the time, coach Postecoglou said, Son Heung-min is a player who I think shows true leadership. He’s mixed in almost every group. I don’t think it’s just because it’s popular. He is also a captain in Korea, and has been a symbol of Korea for a really long time. So it’s not surprising. It is clear that Son Heung-min is having a great influence on the team,” he gave a positive evaluation.
In fact, there was a scene where Son Heung-min showed true leadership before he became the captain. In a related development, England’s Football London said in early June, Son Heung-min showed why he is Tottenham’s most popular player last weekend. He always has a smile on his face, and he always approaches and greets and encourages youth players who have been called up to first-team training. I also do high fives with them, he reported.
The media then said, Matthew Craig, a 20-year-old prospect, was replaced by Eve Vijima in the 32nd minute of the second half against Leeds United. It was his debut match. Son Heung-min said, When the team was greeting away fans after the game, I approached him with a big smile and hugged him for a long time.
Gregg is a 20-year-old young midfielder from Scotland. He made his EPL debut in the second half of last season’s final match against Leeds. Son Heung-min approached him after the game, hugged him as if to celebrate his debut, and talked for a long time, and this scene became a hot topic. It was a glimpse of Son Heung-min’s leadership.
Even after the opening of the season, it brought about a fresh change. Before the kickoff of the game, players usually gather round in the middle of the camp and shout fighting. This is called a hurdle, and the Tottenham players hurled from different positions before the opening match against Brentford. Son Heung-min and other players gathered in front of the area where Tottenham away fans are located.
The reason has been revealed. The deputy captain Madison told the behind-the-scenes story on the club’s website. He said, Son Heung-min contacted me last night. He said he had a good idea. Son Heung-min said, I asked fans to go near the away seat and do hurdles so that they can feel they are with the players.
Medison then said, Son Heung-min had a team conversation on the away side and cheered up. And I could definitely check the fans’ reactions to our behavior. We are really grateful to the fans who always support us. They could also feel that way through this opportunity. These are exactly what we need. We are all always together, he said.