Son Heung-min, who wears "fit clothes" well, proves it again in the national team
Following last season, Son Heung-min seemed to be sluggish as he failed to score for his team Tottenham Hotspur in the early part of this season. However, he scored a hat-trick in his last league game before the international break and showed that he is still at the heart of the attack when he comes to the national team. He was in a running position that mattered.
The Korean men's soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, won 1-0 in the second warm-up match of the September international match against Saudi Arabia held at St. James Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, at 1:30 a.m. on the 13th (Korean time). This is the first win in 6 games since Klinsmann was launched last February.
Korea, which overcame numerous crises in the early stages of the game, scored the lucky first goal. In the 32nd minute of the first half, Son Heung-min let go of Lee Jae-seong's pass in front of the Saudi box, and Hwang In-beom fell and headed into the box. This pass hit a Saudi defender and floated high, so Cho Gyu-seong quickly ran over and headed it into the left corner of the goal. Korea leads 1-0. Korea kept this goal until the end and reported its first win under the Klinsmann system.
Of course, the main character of the winning goal that day was Cho Kyu-seong, but when Korea was pushed back by Saudi Arabia before scoring, it was Son Heung-min who opened the way for the attack.
When Korea struggled with Saudi Arabia's forward pressure in the early stages of the game and barely overcame the risk of conceding a goal, Son Heung-min's movement emerged as a ray of light. In the 12th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min started with a mid-range shot with a left-foot curl in front of the opponent's box, and in the 22nd minute, he attacked the opponent's goal in various ways, such as penetrating to the right inside the box and posting a cross.
Son Heung-min once again threatened his opponent with a left-footed shot in the 25th minute of the first half, and seemed to get a chance to take a penalty kick by aggressively penetrating in the 35th minute of the first half when the team was ahead 1-0. However, even though Son Heung-min clearly fell after being tackled by the opposing defense in the Saudi box after the ball was lost, the referee did not declare a PK and swallowed his disappointment. Still, it was a scene that showed that Son Heung-min's presence and movements were a huge threat to Saudi Arabia.
Son Heung-min, who struggled last season due to a sports hernia, has completely regained his form this season.
Son Heung-min, who has been the captain of Tottenham since this season, seemed to be continuing his poor performance from last season as he was isolated on the left side at the beginning of the season and was rarely able to score. However, he immediately reported a hat-trick in Burn Region on the 2nd, when he moved to the front line striker. It was a game in which he scored well by helping his teammates penetrate and receiving direct passes from the midfield.
In the international match against Wales on the 8th, Son Heung-min played in the midfield position and was unable to demonstrate his strengths again, but in the match against Saudi Arabia, he played as a two-top player with Cho Kyu-seong and showed the most threatening appearance in Korea.
In the end, it can be seen that the games in which Son Heung-min seemed to falter at the beginning of this season were all largely due to the problem of the wrong position. He reassured fans by showing outstanding performance in positions where he could focus on attack.