Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min, 31
Has revealed that he is in good form, saying that there are no major problems with his physical condition. The team is unbeaten and leading the league, but the captain has called on his teammates to stay tight and warned against complacency.
Son scored a goal and provided an assist in a 2-0 home win over Fulham in the ninth round of
the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on Sept. 24 (KST).
There were concerns about Son’s fitness before the game. Heung-min hadn’t played a full game
since last month due to discomfort in his inner thigh muscles. Add to that the long flight to the
A-match and there were concerns. However, his performance against Fulham proved otherwise.
After the game
Son told the BBC that “every footballer has a few niggles,” adding that “in the last couple of weeks I’ve had some bruises, but I’m fine now”.
The win keeps Tottenham unbeaten at the top of the league after starting the season with
seven wins and two draws (23 points). After Harry Kane’s pre-season departure to Bayern
Munich, there were concerns about a weakened squad, but Spurs have defied expectations and gotten off to a great start.
Speaking about the early season surge, Son told the club’s official website, “I think the team
understands what it means to play for the club. The attitude of playing for the team has
changed,” he said, adding, “I’m happy to have made 65,000 fans happy and smiling.”
“We lost a good player who was a big part of the team, so everyone is taking on more
responsibility. “We’re all coming together as a team, so there’s a lot of positive energy,” he said,
adding that the players are like a family, filling in for each other and understanding how to play.”
Despite the good vibes, ‘captain‘ Son Heung-min isn’t letting his guard down: “We’re definitely
going in the right direction, but we’re not perfect yet. We shouldn’t be complacent,” he said.
“Every position is difficult,” he said,
Referring to his role as a frontline striker following Kane’s move. Football is not easy,” he laughed.
“I’ve played in Germany when I was younger. “I’ve played in Germany when I was younger, so
it’s easy for me to play up front because my teammates help me. I can also play defense if the
team needs it. I will play the role that the team wants me to play,” he said, showing that he puts the team first.
Who finished last in Round 9, will look to extend their unbeaten run to 10 games when they host Crystal Palace on April 28 at 4:00am.
“It’s hard to play so many games, but we don’t have much time before the next game, so we have to prepare well and quickly,” said Son. 슬롯사이트