Heung-Min Son of the ‘Stellini coaching system’ leaves the bench against West Ham?￼
Some local media outlets, excluding Son Heung-min (Tottenham), also came up with an expected starting lineup.
Tottenham clashes against West Ham United in the 24th round of the ‘2022-23 English Premier League (EPL)’ kicking off at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th (Korean time).
Tottenham is 5th with 39 points, and West Ham is in the relegation zone (18th) with 20 points. It is Tottenham’s advantage in terms of objective power, but if you look only at the recent atmosphere, you cannot guarantee victory. They haven’t lost in their last 4 matches. In their first meeting of the season against Tottenham, they drew 1-1.
Tottenham, who seemed to turn around by defeating Manchester City, lost to AC Milan in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 following a 1-4 loss to Leicester City in the EPL, and the mood subsided.
Conte, who is not feeling well after surgery, has left the team again. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur were both out due to injuries. In fact, it is not an exaggeration to say that the defensive line was devastated.
In a difficult situation, head coach Christian Stellini, who temporarily took the helm of Tottenham, said at a press conference ahead of the game, “Can Heung-Min Son be excluded from the selection?” not. He replied, “There is no player who must play as a starter.” This means that anyone, including Son Heung-min, can go back and forth between starting and benching depending on the situation.
Based on this remark, Football London and others presented an expected lineup in which Son Heung-min was excluded from the selection. England’s 90min said, “Heung-Min Son, but Richarli Song, may have a chance to start.”
However, there is weight in the analysis that the decision to suddenly remove Son Heung-min when both defense and offense are not normal will be a burden. Even more so when the opponent is West Ham. 온라인카지노
Son Heung-min scored 7 goals (7 assists) in 16 appearances against West Ham. Last season, he scored multiple goals and led the team to a 3-1 victory. Although Son Heung-min’s current condition is different from last season when he became the ‘EPL Scorer’, it is not an easy decision to suddenly exclude Son Heung-min, who was particularly strong against West Ham from the starting lineup.
It is true that Son Heung-min was not good even in the confrontation with Leicester City, where he scored 10 goals, but there is no sharp alternative right away. Whoscore, a soccer statistics media, put Son Heung-min in the best 11 along with Kane and Kulusevski.
In addition, while Kane was tied to Milan’s close defense, Son Heung-min energized Tottenham’s offense with a sharp free kick and cross in the match against AC Milan. The team lost in the previous game, but it wasn’t that Son Heung-min was bad.
It is noteworthy whether Son Heung-min will be able to find a clue and restore his trust against West Ham, who had many good memories.