The English media analyzed the cause of Son Heung-min slump.”If you return to the Hishalisong, your location will be at risk.”
If Hishalisson returns, Son Heung-min starting position could be at stake, according to an analysis.
Britain’s “The Athletic” reported in detail on Son Heung-min’s average start this season and Son Heung-min role in coach Antonio Conte’s system, along with a column saying, “After studying Son Heung-min’s collapsed form, we can see that Tottenham Hotspur missed more than his goal.”
Son Heung-min won the Golden Boot last season by scoring 23 goals in the English Premier League (EPL). In particular, he received great praise for scoring 23 goals without a penalty kick (PK). In addition, British ‘Sky Sports’ said, “Son Heung-min scored 15.69 goals for xG, but he scored seven more goals.” “I scored four goals outside the penalty box,” he said, applauding his scoring ability.
However, Son Heung-min scoring ability has clearly fallen this season. He played 14 EPL matches, but scored only one. From the season that began in August, he played 24 games in both the club and the national team, but only two games scored.
Britain’s “The Athletic” focused on Son Heung-min poor scoring. The media said, “Son Heung-min played in all four A-match friendly matches in June and did not get much rest in the summer, including joining the pre-season tour in Korea immediately.” He explained, “The World Cup also showed a great moment against Portugal, but the match against Brazil looked lethargic and ended the World Cup scoreless.”
The aggressive figures have also decreased significantly. “In terms of scoring ability, Son Heung-min is experiencing his worst season with an average of 0.24 goals per 90 minutes since his debut in Hamburg in 2010. “The assist per 90 minutes is 0.16 times, the second lowest since 0.08 (Tottenham’s debut season in the 2015-16 season),” he said. “Son Heung-min is not attacking or pressing the defense, and he does not drag or run around the players as he used to.”
Compared to the last four seasons, Son Heung-min’s scores and help have decreased significantly. According to the data released by the media, Heung-min scored seven goals and three assists when he played 14 EPL games in the 2018-19 season. He had 11 goals and 4 assists in the 2020-21 season. On the other hand, he has three goals and two assists this season.
Tottenham’s first loss also affected Son Heung-min’s sluggishness. Tottenham gave up the first run in nine consecutive games in all recent competitions. From the opponent’s point of view, who scored the first goal, lowering the line has created an environment that is more difficult to show Son Heung-min’s talent. 안전놀이터
As a result of this analysis, Son Heung-min’s position could be reduced. The media said, “Son Heung-min will have no choice but to play due to the injuries of Hishalisson and Dejan Koulousevsky, but if Hishalisson recovers from his injury and returns, Son Heung-min’s position will be weak.” “It will be so unless we rediscover not only the most important scoring ability but also the overall ability,” he said.