There is even an argument that Son Heung-min should be benched.
Tottenham lost 0-1 to AC Milan in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy at 5:00 am (Korean time) on the 15th. . The second leg of the two teams will be held at Tottenham home on the 9th of next month.
After the game, Son Heung-min was criticized. After the match, England’s ‘Evening Standard’ gave a rating of 4, saying, “Son Heung-min had little impact except for a few menacing free kicks. It is fortunate that he was not replaced with Danzuma earlier.” This was the lowest rating among the players who started out that day.
The reason was his lack of offensive contribution. Son Heung-min recorded two key passes, but had the fewest ball touches among the attackers. His lack of touch on the ball made it difficult for him to show aggressive play. For Son Heung-min, whose offensive ability is his greatest strength, it would have been difficult to get involved in the game properly because the pass did not come.
Regarding this, Gabriel Agbonlaher스포츠토토 appeared on Britain’s ‘Talk Sports’ on the 15th and gave a critical opinion about Son Heung-min. “Everyone knows Son Heung-Min was the top scorer in the Premier League last season, but I have a feeling Arnaut Danjuma, our new signing this season, will score in a league match. He hasn’t been able to play regularly. Son Heung-min should be brought down to the bench. In that place, Danjuma and Richarlisson can have a chance,” he insisted.
Agbonlahor, who had a lot of EPL experience during his active career, was originally a ‘pro-Son Heung-min faction’. When Son Heung-min won the EPL top scorer last season, he even left a high praise as “EPL Player of the Year.” During the season, “If Son Heung-min was playing for a better team or had more chances, he would have scored 25 to 30 goals, considering his great goal-making ability. Son Heung-min is a player in any team in the world. It is fortunate to own it,” he said, leaving a high praise.
But recently, they are ‘anti’ Son Heung-min. In January, “Son Heung-min doesn’t seem confident. If I were Conte’s manager, I would put Son Heung-min down and give Richarlison a chance. It will be a big decision, but if it were me, I would sit Heung-Min Son on the bench,” he explained, explaining that the composition of the starting offensive team needs to change.