Throwing out the mask, ‘That’s how exciting’

It has an important meaning.”

English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min (31) smiled brightly in a long time wearing his team uniform. It’s been 110 days.

Tottenham won 4-0 in the 2022-2023 EPL away game against Crystal Palace held at Selhurst Park in London, England on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time). Son Heung-min contributed with one goal and one assist.

Son Heung-min has been sluggish lately. As a member of the Korean national team, he contributed to advancing to the second round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, but his team declined before and after the tournament. He was the top scorer last season, but his failure to score a goal was crucial.

I couldn’t be free from the aftermath of the injury. In November of last year, he suffered an orbital fracture injury in the match against Marseille (France) in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) group stage. After that, he was put on the operating table. He never fully recovered but played the World Cup. 안전놀이터

He struggled in all four matches, including the winning goal in the match against Korea and Portugal, which confirmed the round of 16, and the match against Brazil in the round of 16, but there was no unique destructive power. Even after returning to his team, his condition was not perfect. All were silent in the matches resumed after the World Cup break.

Fortunately, they cheered in the game that day. In the 23rd minute of the second half when the team was leading 2-0, Matt Doherty warmed up with an assist. And after intercepting the opponent’s mistake in the 27th minute of the second half, he showed a calm finish in front of the penalty box. He tasted the goal 110 days after his hat-trick on September 17 last year. He roared as he held the ceremony of throwing his mask. It was a thrilling performance that seemed to shake off injuries and sluggishness all at once. He rose to the second place in EPL scoring (97 goals, tie with Teddy Sheringham) in Tottenham history.

The player himself did not hide his joy. Son Heung-min said after the match, “Goals are important to regain confidence. This goal has a very important meaning. With this goal as an opportunity, I want to score as many goals as possible.” “I felt sorry for the team. He didn’t live up to expectations. I hope this victory will be a turning point and help me find confidence.