Dabinson Sanchez believes in Son Heung-min.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, drew 2-2 against Colombia in the ‘Hana Bank Invitational National Football Team Friendly Match’ held at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 24th.
Korea took the lead in the first half. Korea took the lead slowly through short passes centered on Hwang In-beom and Jung Woo-young, and harassed the opponent with strong pressure from the front. The opening goal also started with good pressure. In the 11th minute of the first half, intense pressure from the front caused the opponent to make a mistake, and the ball that flowed out went to Son Heung-min. Son Heung-Min took advantage of the gap left by the goalkeeper to score the opening goal with a calm left-footed shot. 안전놀이터
The second goal also came from Son Heung-min’s toes. At the end of the first half, Son Heung-min, who received a pass from Hwang In-beom, fell in front of the box and a free kick was declared. Son Heung-min shook Colombia’s net once more, this time with a sharp right-footed free kick.
In addition to this, Son Heung-min led the team’s attack with plays such as driving the ball directly up and connecting it to a teammate throughout the game, going back and forth from the second line and the side. He is Son Heung-min, who once again confirmed that he is the core of the national team.
It was a performance that made me forget the recent ‘sluggish controversy’ over Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min, who was the top scorer in the English Premier League (EPL) last season, is experiencing a goal drought this season. There were games where he showed good performances, such as against Leicester City, where he scored a hat-trick, and against Preston North End, where he scored multiple goals, but he did not score as much as last season. Reasons for this include dissonance with Ivan Perisic, tactical problems, and a decline in Son Heung-min’s personal skills.
The force of the EPL top scorer has faded slightly, but Tottenham teammates still believed in Son Heung-min. After the match between Korea and Colombia, I met Son Heung-min’s Tottenham Hotspur teammate Sanchez in the mixed zone. Sanchez, who joined Tottenham in 2017, has been eating rice with Son Heung-min for six years.