[스포티비뉴스=맹봉주 기자] “The hero’s return to the starting lineup is certain.”
Tottenham Hotspur face Arsenal in the North London Derby. Son Heung-min, who appeared as a substitute in the previous match against Leicester City, is expected to start again.
The British media ‘Football London’ reported on the 26th (Korean time), “Heung-min Son, who became Tottenham’s hero with a hat-trick against Leicester City, is certain to be named as a starting striker in the ‘North London Derby. means Richalisson’s bench. Tottenham’s attack will be led by Son Heung-min.”
In the meantime, Son Heung-min, along with Harry Kane, was the team’s irreplaceable main striker. He has consistently scored every season, and was the Premier League top scorer last season.
However, after the start of the season ended without a goal in eight consecutive matches, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte removed Son Heung-Min from the starting lineup against Leicester City. There is a reason for taking a break, but for Heung-Min Son, it was a decision that hurt his self-esteem.
Fortunately, the downturn did not last long. Rather, a crisis was an opportunity.
Son Heung-min, who entered the second half as a substitute, completed a hat-trick, scoring three goals in 13 minutes. On the other hand, Richalisson, who started instead of Heung-Min Son, did not show much performance.
Son Heung-min, who has found his skills by scoring goals in the Korean national team match, is again a special card for coach Conte. Whether coach Conte uses a 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 formation, Son Heung-min plays as a starting striker.
Tottenham’s biggest concern is defense. Starting keeper Hugo Lloris, who played full-time in all games this season, injured his right thigh. The possibility of playing against Arsenal is still alive, given the severity of the injury.
Besides Lloris, Tottenham are not in good shape with Ben Davis and Lucas Moura injured. Tottenham Hotspur’s £12.5m (about 20 billion won) offer last summer is expected to be difficult for Jed Spence this time around. Spence has only played one minute so far.
‘Football London’ reported that “Spence will once again find himself watching the match between Tottenham and Arsenal from the stands.”