Son Heung-min was left out of the expected starting lineup.
Tottenham Hotspur will play the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season with Fulham at Craven Cottage in London, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 24th. Tottenham is 5th with 33 points (10 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses), and the home team Fulham is 7th with 31 points (9 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses).
Tottenham is in crisis. A 4-0 win over Crystal Palace seemed to be building a rebound, but the important North London derby against Arsenal was lost 0-2. In the next match against Manchester City, Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal scored consecutive goals to make it 2-0, but lost by allowing 4 runs in the second half. The Tottenham atmosphere is really bad because of the serious defense that ranks 6th in the most goals.
The same goes for attacks. Harry Kane is responsible for scoring with 15 goals in the league alone, but the support is clearly lacking. Son Heung-min’s sluggishness was painful. Son Heung-min, the EPL top scorer last season, scored 4 league goals this season. Even that, there are 3 goals in 1 game against Leicester City. As the number of scoreless games increased and the performance was not good, it was argued that Son Heung-min should be removed from the starting lineup. 메이저사이트
Alex Dear Gold, a reporter dedicated to Tottenham of England’s ‘Football London’, predicted the starting lineup for Tottenham against Fulham on the 22nd, but Son Heung-min was omitted. Richarlison, who was improving his physical condition by returning from injury instead of Son Heung-min and playing as a substitute, was positioned in the offensive line with Kulusevski and Kane. Gold said, “When Richarlison is ready, he will replace Son Heung-min, who is very poor in performance.”
Another reporter, Rob Guest, echoed the same opinion. After building the expected starting lineup with Richarlison, Kane, and Kulusevski, “Son Heung-min, who is struggling this season, will give up the starting spot against Fulham to Richarlison. It’s time for Richarlison to replace Son Heung-min in the starting lineup,” he insisted.
He added, “Son Heung-min started off the bench against Leicester and scored a hat-trick as a substitute. I hope the same will happen against Fulham.”