The Tottenham Hotspur fandom expressed their gratitude to Son Heung-min (31), who was overly criticized, by embracing him.
Tottenham lost 1-3 to Brentford in the 37th round of the Premier League in the 2022-2023 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th (Korean time). As a result, Tottenham fell to 8th place with 17 wins, 6 draws and 14 losses (57 points), and was in danger of failing to advance to the European competition next season.
It was a disappointing come-from-behind defeat. Despite Harry Kane’s opening goal in the 8th minute of the first half, Tottenham gave up 3 goals only in the second half and knelt down in the last home game of this season. Tottenham fans who visited the stadium began to leave one by one even before the final whistle blew.
Son Heung-min could not smile even after being awarded the ‘Goal of the Year’ by the official supporters after the match. He won his fourth Tottenham goal of the year with his 100th Premier League goal against Brighton last month, but his interview was full of apologies. 스포츠토토
Son Heung-min said, “It was very important to the fans and the team’s ranking to decorate the last home game with victory. It seems that there were many mistakes and complacent thoughts in the second half even after playing well in the first half. Three runs at home are unacceptable. It’s not happening, but it’s so disappointing that it’s being repeated. I’m really sorry to the fans for ending the last home game like this,” he bowed his head.
He continued, “The last game will definitely be difficult. (Opponent) Leeds is also in a difficult situation, so you have to pay a lot of attention. I will do my best to prepare well so that I can show you a good game.” This is the moment when we need your support the most. I have no shame, but I would appreciate it if you could support me one more time. Thank you for supporting me and the players who were lacking throughout the season.”
The Tottenham fan site ‘Spurs Web’, which saw the interview, sent support to Son Heung-min and pinched fans who criticized him. The media pointed out, “Son Heung-min conveyed a touching and guilt-filled thank you to the fans.”
At the same time, he emphasized the dedication Son Heung-min has shown so far. The media said, “Son Heung-min could have moved to a bigger team in his career. How can I ask for loyalty from such a player? Doesn’t he show kindness or loyalty to him?” will be back,” he added.