Captain Son Heung-min bowed his head despite playing in 300 EPL matches and achieving 120 goals
Tottenham lose 2-4 to Liverpool…After losing four games in 20 years, they’re moving away from UCL

Son Heung-min, who played in 300 matches in the English Premier League EPL and scored 120 goals, failed to prevent Tottenham from falling, looked bright.

Tottenham, where Son Heung-min played, fell to the quagmire of four consecutive losses after losing 2-4 to Liverpool in the 36th round of the 2023-2024 EPL at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 5th.

Having lost four goals first, Tottenham attempted to reverse the situation by scoring goals in succession in the 27th minute of the second half and Son Heung-min in the 32nd minute, but failed to score additional goals. It is the first time in 20 years since 2004 that Tottenham lost four consecutive games.

Son Heung-min, who started as a front-line striker and played in 300 EPL matches for the third time in Tottenham’s history, matched Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard with his 120th goal but left the ground with his head down.

“It’s a difficult and disappointing afternoon,” Son said in an interview with his club’s official channel after the game. “We have to face it, and we have to get better and stronger.”

“Difficult moments are an opportunity to unite together. At the beginning of the season, everything went well, everyone was together, everyone was having fun, and everyone wanted us to watch the game,” he said. “As a captain, I didn’t do my part enough.”

With the defeat on the day, Tottenham virtually eliminated its chance to advance to the UEFA Champions League UCL next season. Only the fourth-ranked team will be eligible to play in the UCL next season.

Tottenham 18 wins, 6 draws, 11 losses, 60 points, which lost again on the same day after Newcastle 0-4, Arsenal 2-3, and Chelsea 0-2, failed to close the gap with Aston Villa 20 wins, 7 draws, 9 losses, 67 points.

Tottenham, which played one less game, must win all three remaining games and Aston Villa must lose both games to reverse the situation.

If you lose even once, the possibility of fourth place in arithmetic completely disappears, but the schedule is not favorable to Tottenham as it meets Manchester City, which is competing for the championship, on the 14th.

As Aston Villa +20 is also ahead of Tottenham +11 in goal difference, Aston Villa, who lost all games, will be ahead even if it wins two games and takes seven points.

“I always want to support my team members as captain as strongly as possible,” Son said. “Playing in the EPL doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced or young player. If you wear a uniform, you have to give everything.”

“We’re having a really hard time right now, but we’re going to keep raising our heads and endure this pain and defeat. And we’re going to keep going,” he said. “If we’re not prepared like this, it’s a really big problem. We have to be ready to challenge and fight.”

Football London gave Son Heung-min a rating of six for scoring.

“He resumed his role as a front-line striker after starting from the bench,” the media outlet said. “After moving to the left after Hisharlisson’s deployment in the second half, he saw his performance get much better. He started teasing Liverpool’s defense by creating a good breakthrough scene.” 토토사이트

“It’s a disappointing result, but we played a little bit more like us,” coach Anji Postecoglou said, according to Football London. “We didn’t play our football against Newcastle and Chelsea, leaving the result.”

“At least mentally, we seemed to be trying to regain ourselves,” he said, adding, “Just looking at the first half, I felt that our pressure had returned.”

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