Son Heung-min, ‘confession of pressure’ after EPL scorer… “Everyone expects Sonny to ride the Golden Boot”
“As the new season came, everyone expected it again, saying ‘Sonny received the Golden Boot’, but I felt interest and pressure.”
Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), who recently scored 100 goals in the English Premier League (EPL) career, spoke up while acknowledging the scoring race that fell short of expectations in the 2022-2023 season.
On the 10th (hereafter Korean time), Son Heung-min told the British Evening Standard, “If you want to find excuses for the way I played, there may be many, but it’s not the style to say ‘that wasn’t really me'” He admitted that he did not perform well.
Son Heung-min, who became the first Asian in the 2021-2022 season to win the EPL Golden Boot (scorer, 23 goals), is scoring 7 goals this season. Antonio Conte had a difficult time with tactical problems and opponent concentration during his time as former manager. It also follows that he had a hard time adjusting his condition due to unexpected injuries such as a facial fracture.
Son Heung-min looked back, saying, “Last season was fantastic, and having the Golden Boot was a magical moment for me.” However, he confessed, “Entering the new season, everyone said ‘Sonny received the golden boot’ and had different expectations, but sometimes it wasn’t that simple because I felt a lot of attention and pressure.” 토토사이트
Still, he said, “I like this kind of pressure. Because it means I’m not a perfect player. I can still improve at my age, and the remaining 8 games (EPL) will be very important to me and the team,” he said, expressing his intention to focus on entering Tottenham’s ‘Top 4’.
Two days ago, Son Heung-min scored 100 goals in his career with his proprietary right-footed kick after receiving a pass from Ivan Perisic in the 10th minute of the EPL round 30 home game against Brighton. He became the 34th 100-goal hero in EPL history.
Son Heung-min said, “Brighton played on a pretty high line. He gave me space to play,” he said. “I still want to play in a better way. Scoring is important, but I want to help the team in as many ways as possible.”