Son Heung-min named to PL Secretariat’s Migration Team of the Week…but where?
Son Heung-min had a tremendous performance. There were plenty of other players who had good performances up front, but this was one of the best eleven of the week.
The Premier League (PL) office announced the Team of the Week for round nine on Thursday (Aug. 24). Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Jacob Murphy (Newcastle United), John Stones (Manchester City), Ezri Consa, Douglas Lewis, Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Chris Wood (Nottingham Forest), and Son Heung-min were named alongside James Maddison.
After Harry Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich, Heung-Min Son took over the Tottenham front line, and when he struggled, Son stepped up to the plate, scoring a goal and providing an assist in a 2-0 win over Fulham. While the team of the week should be positioned up front, Watkins, Salah, and Wood were joined by Brian Mbemo, Yoannes Wissa (Brentford), and Elling Holland (Manchester City).
The PL secretariat could have left Son out of the team of the week, just as the BBC did, but they chose to keep him in the side. The PL secretariat decided that Son Heung-min’s performance was too good to leave out. On the day, Son completed 83% of his passes (24 attempts, 20 successful), made 4 key passes, won 4 ground battles (9 attempts), and scored 1 goal and 1 assist, playing a crucial role in the victory alongside Madison. “Our chances were limited in the early stages,” he told ‘Football London’, “but I got on the end of a Hyshalisson pass and gave us the lead with a brilliant finish. He linked up well with his Tottenham teammates and provided an assist for Maddison’s goal,” giving him an 8.
The UK’s Evening Standard also gave Son a 9 out of 10, saying, “Heung-min showed his trademark finishing touch with a perfect shot.” The PL Secretariat’s MOM was revealed, and Son, who scored one goal and one assist, was the winner. Son received 59.0% of the votes, followed by Madison with 30.4%, Cristian Romero with 4.6%, Pedro Foro with 3.6% and Mickey van der Penn with 1.2%.
Manager Enze Postecoglou told Tottenham’s official website, “Son is doing really well. He’s part of the Tottenham culture, and I knew he would be this good when I made him captain. The captaincy is important, but ultimately it’s about performance. He’s doing a good job with that. He’s a great person (as a person), he’s creating a good culture (as captain), and when he’s on the pitch, he’s performing well. This is the process of being a leader. Heung-min’s performance last month was a catalyst for us. He takes a lot of responsibility and the PL September Player of the Month award is recognition of his performance.” 토스카지노
Along with Wood, soccer stats outlet Hoopscored.com has placed Son in the front of its PL transfer team of the week. In doing so, the Tottenham captain was directly involved in both goals in Spurs’ 2-0 win over Fulham. He gave manager Postecoglou the lead, took a lot of shots, and supplied passes for Maddison. He made four key passes and three successful dribbles to earn a rating of 8.91.”
He was also named in the PL Secretariat’s Best Eleven of the Week, saying: “Son Heung-min has been relishing his captaincy this season. He added a nice goal to his goal collection and reached goal number seven.”