A rating in the low 6s second lowest on the team among starters
It was a dizzying opening day for Son Heung-min, the new captain of Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League (EPL).
Son started the first leg of Tottenham’s opening EPL match of the 2023-2024 season against Brentford at the Community Stadium in Brentford, 섯다 England, on Wednesday (Sept. 13) and played until the 30th minute before being replaced by Ivan Perisic.
The match against Brentford was Son’s first official match in the Tottenham captain’s armband.
He started on the left flank, his usual position, and his footwork seemed heavier than usual due to the weight of the captain’s armband.
He moved up and down the flank diligently, but didn’t create much of a threat to the opposition.
Rather, he accidentally kicked Brentford midfielder Mathias Jensen in the back in the 26th minute of the first half when the score was 1-1, conceding a penalty kick.
The referee awarded the penalty, but an on-field review showed that Son Heung-min had been fouled and awarded the penalty.
It was a good defensive effort, 온라인섯다 but it’s disappointing that the penalty was awarded after being fooled by the opponent’s paint move.
In attack, they lacked destructive power. She tried a left-footed volley at the end of the first half that went wide of the post, and a left-footed shot in the 15th minute that was blocked by the keeper.
Eventually, coach Angie Postecoglou made a change in the second half, bringing off captain Son Heung-min and introducing Ivan Perisic in the 30th minute.
While the striker position is more open to substitution than other positions, removing the captain could be interpreted as a lack of sharpness in the attack.
European soccer statistics site Fúscore.com gave Son a rating of 6.1 after the game.
Of the 11 players who started the game, this was the second lowest after midfielder Oliver Skipp (5.9). Perisic, who came on as a substitute, was rated 6.6.
“Tottenham’s new captain conceded a penalty and failed to capitalize on two chances,” says Football England, giving Son a 6.
He is the lowest-rated player on the team (5), behind only striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario. For Tottenham, midfielder Yves Bissouma was the highest rated player with a 9.
Another British publication, 고스톱 the Evening Standard, gave Son a rating of 6.