‘EPL quilting SON!’
Son Heung-min (30) returned to his team, Tottenham Hotspur of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL). Son Heung-min left for England through Incheon International Airport on the 13th (Korean time). He greeted the fans who visited the scene and fulfilled his duty as the national team captain until the end.
The Republic of Korea left the great task of advancing to the round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Although they lost to Brazil in the round of 16, they succeeded in advancing to the second away tournament in Korean history by using ‘Alayan’s Miracle’.
At the center was Son Heung-min. On the 2nd of last month, he suffered a fracture injury to his left orbit in the group stage match against Olympique Marseille (France) in the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL). Red flags were put on his participation, but he quickly climbed onto the operating table and roamed the ground. Contrary to expectations, he played with the captain’s armband from the first match against Uruguay in the group stage. He earned the nickname ‘Mask Man’ because he competed wearing a specially made mask. 메이저사이트
In the aftermath of the injury, he could not show all the splendor of the 2021-2022 EPL scorer. Fortunately, in the last match of the group stage against Portugal on the 3rd, Hee-chan Hwang (26, Wolverhampton) showed off his ace appearance by recording a perfect assist for the winning goal. With that goal, Korea advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 South Africa tournament. Son Heung-min, who cried after being eliminated at the 2014 Brazil and 2018 Russia competitions, shed tears of joy after three challenges.
Leaving behind the glory, he returns to his team. Son Heung-min returns to the EPL stage after finishing the Qatar World Cup schedule that lasted for about three weeks, from the dinner with President Yoon Seok-yeol and his wife at the Blue House guesthouse on the 8th.
Tottenham is currently fourth in the 2022-2023 EPL league. Son Heung-min’s performance is desperately needed for the top ranks. Son Heung-min will focus on recovering from injury during the rest of his World Cup break and improve his condition. His first official schedule after his return is a league match against Brent Pert on the 26th. On the 22nd, he is expected to regain his real sense of the game through a friendly match against Nice (France).