Tottenham’s Son Heung-min on ‘end of Asia Tour’: “I will prepare well and have a great season”

July 27, 2023 0 Comments

Son Heung-min’s Asia tour is over, and it’s back to London.

Tottenham won a 5-1 pre-season friendly against Ryan City at the Singapore National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET. It was the first win under Enze Postecoglou.

Son Heung-min started for the first time in preseason. Tottenham lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, James Maddison, Dejan Kulusebski, Yves Bissouma, Pape Sarr, Destiny Udoji, Ben Davies, Christian Romero, Pedro Foro, and Guglielmo Vicario starting.

Son and Madsen combined well. Heung-Min Son would stretch out wide on the left flank, and Madison would deliver the ball with an out-and-out pass. Heung-min, who was looking to crack the defense, had one disappointment. In the 26th minute, Kane made quick work of a free kick in front of the penalty box and the onrushing Son rattled the post with a header. However, the goal was disallowed for offside. There was also a trademark winding kick. In the 44th minute, a left-footed shot in front of the penalty box sailed just over the crossbar. That was it for the first half.

Tottenham went on a five-goal run after conceding in the first 14 minutes. Kane equalized from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time. Then, in the second half, substitute Eden Hazard scored a hat trick and Giovani Lo Celso added a brace.

This concludes Tottenham’s tour of Asia. Spurs traveled to Australia (vs. West Ham United), Thailand (vs. Leicester City), and Singapore (vs. Ryan Giggs). In Thailand, the team had to cancel a game due to bad weather. The team will now return to Europe to finish the preseason with matches against Shakhtar (Aug. 6 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) and Barcelona (Aug. 9 at Estadio Olimpico Rui Companis).

On July 27, Son expressed his gratitude on his personal social media accounts. “Thank you for all the support and love during the preseason in Australia, Singapore, and Thailand. 스포츠토토 I’m back in London now and will prepare well for the rest of the season to have a great season,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Son Heung-min was interviewed by British media during the preseason. Regarding his sports hernia last season, he said, “It was a really tough moment. I’m the type of person who always hides pain. I really didn’t want it to be known that I had surgery.” “The whole season was painful, it was unbelievable. You know, I couldn’t even think about the pain. It affected all my movements. When I wasn’t playing, I was fine, but the moment I started to warm up, I felt the pain. I decided to have the surgery at the end of the season, and I think it was a good decision,” he recalls.

His reasons for waiting until after the season were clear. Responsibility. “I didn’t want to let people down,” says Son. “I didn’t want to disappoint people, my teammates, the coaching staff, the fans. They mean so much to me. Whether I’m playing well or badly, whether I’m suffering or not, I feel responsible. I didn’t want to disappoint them by leaving when the team was in a tough moment.”

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