The sharp ‘SON Top’ this time takes aim at promoted team Luton Town.
Tottenham Hotspur will play an away game against Luton Town in the 8th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League at Kenilworth Road in Luton, England, on the 7th (Korean time).
Tottenham is the only undefeated team in the Premier League this season, along with Arsenal. They are in second place with 17 points from 5 wins, 2 draws, and 7 rounds since the opening. They are one point behind Manchester City, the leader with 6 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, promoted team Luton Town is in 17th place with 4 points from 1 win, 1 draw, and 5 losses.
At the center of Tottenham’s upward trend is ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min.
Son Heung-min has been playing as a frontline striker since September. He is so excited after putting on his new clothes. He exploded for 6 goals in 4 games, including a hat trick in the 4th round against Burnley, 2 goals in the 6th round against Arsenal, and 1 goal in the 7th round against Liverpool. Local media also praised him as an “elite center forward” and was also named as a candidate for Premier League Player of the Month for September.레고토토
He also entered the race for top scorer. Ranked 2nd in scoring with 6 goals. The leader is Erling Holland (Manchester City) with 8 goals. Holland also scored 5 goals in September.
There is a high possibility that he will play in the front line against Luton Town as well.
Coach Enzi Postecoglou maintained his sharp ‘SON Top’ tactic against Liverpool by placing Richarlison on the left side, which is Son Heung-min’s existing position.
However, I am concerned about the extent of the groin injury. Local media reported Son Heung-min’s groin injury, and coach Postekoglou also said, “Son Heung-min was not 100% fit against Liverpool. Nevertheless, he played desperately. He tried to give everything he could to the team. (Even against Luton Town) ) I will not play 90 minutes,” he explained.
Son Heung-min was used to playing full-time until last season. He did the same at the beginning of the season. However, in September, he was substituted in the second half of all four games despite scoring six goals.
He is not in a situation where he can rest due to the pain. Tottenham suffered injuries to Manor Solomon, Ivan Perisic, and Brennan Johnson. According to Football London, Tottenham are preparing for the Luton Town match through thorough monitoring, including adjusting Son Heung-min’s training volume.