Reporter Park Ji-hyeok = It was a nightmare.
Tottenham of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) fell into a gloomy atmosphere after suffering a shocking come-from-behind defeat ahead of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Son Heung-min (Tottenham) was also silent and failed to hunt for attack points.
Tottenham failed to keep Rodrigo Bentancur’s opening goal in the 23rd round of the 2022-2023 EPL against Leicester City held at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England at midnight (Korean time) on the 11th, and allowed 4 goals to lose 1-4.
Tottenham, who had been on a winning streak by beating Fulham and Manchester City in the last two league matches, suffered a loss in front of three consecutive wins.
Head coach Antonio Conte, who had been absent due to cholecystitis surgery earlier this month, returned, but he had to look at the weak team. 메이저사이트
Son Heung-min started as an attacking triangle along with Harry Kane and Dejan Klusevski and played full-time, but was silent. He was sluggish, unable to create any significant opportunities or show off shooting.
Whoscored.com, which specializes in European football statistics, gave Son Heung-min a 6-point rating and gave a cold evaluation. The record is 1 shot. Even this was not an effective shot.
The British media ‘Football London’ gave a rating of 4 and criticized, “Son Heung-min, who showed a good appearance in the last two games, was hesitant.” ‘Evening Standard’ also gave it a rating of 5 and said, “It hardly poses a threat in the attacking area.”
Bentancur injured his knee while competing with his opponent in the 15th minute of the second half. He was in pain and couldn’t get up for a while, and was eventually discharged with medical staff. He was replaced by Papsar in the 20th minute of the second half.
With Tottenham facing AC Milan (Italy) on the 15th, ahead of the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 expedition, power leakage is inevitable depending on the severity of the injury.
Ahead of an important match, the head coach returned and expected a new mindset, but it was a game that left only shocking defeats and injuries. It is urgent to raise the atmosphere that has sunk.