This is the request of Son Heung-min (32), who had to leave Tottenham for a while due to his team’s Asian Cup bid. Tottenham players secured victory but lost countless goal chances. This is why Son Heung-min had no choice but to ask.
Tottenham won 1-0 thanks to Pedro Porro’s winning goal in a match against Burnley in the third round of the FA Cup 2023-2024 season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, the U.K. on Wednesday (Korea time). They made it to the next round.
Tottenham won without Son. He joined the Korean national soccer team led by Jürgen Klinsmann on Thursday to participate in the 2023 Asian Cup of Asian Football Confederation (AFC), which will kick off in Qatar on Wednesday.
The captain’s armband was kicked by central midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur. Both “vice captain” James Madison and Christian Romero failed to play due to injuries.
Burnley opened the door to attack first. In the third minute of the first half, we kicked Taylor’s cross and connected with a left footed shot from outside the box. However, the goal and connection were not in contact.마카오토토도메인
Burnley’s attacks came out in succession. In the 7th minute of the first half, Odover got a pass from Foster and hit a right-footed shot by the referee. It was blocked by a save.
Tottenham launched its attack in earnest. It started with Johnson’s toes. He beat a defender on the left side of the box with his personal skill at 10 minutes in the first half and finished with his right foot. However, he failed to penetrate the last goalie.
In the 14th minute of the first half, Hishalisson led Tottenham’s attack. Hishalisson, who received an amazing penetration pass, saw the net from the left side of the box and flew the ball, but it lacked accuracy. The ball was weak and headed into the goalkeeper’s arms.
Tottenham continued to attack. In the 17th minute of the first half, Lo Celso attempted to score the first goal with a one-touch left foot shot, but the ball broke through the air.
Burnley didn’t stay still either. In the 26th minute of the first half, Amdouni broke through Tottenham’s defense with a 2-1 pass and entered the box. He had a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper. However, the chance evaporated. The shot went up in the sky.
Tottenham brought the atmosphere. Johnson, who received a prisoner’s cross in the 31st minute of the first half, cooled Burnley’s blood with his left foot. Unfortunately, the accuracy of the shooting was slightly insufficient.
The first half ended 0-0.
Tottenham tried to attack first in the second half. Kulusevski finally finished with an attack chance that started from Hishalisson’s toe in the fifth minute of the second half. He fired a left footed shot from outside the box. However, no goal was born.
In the 6th minute of the second half of Burnley, Kulen, who received Odobert’s pass, tried a mid-range shot, but it was not even effective.
Tottenham rarely scored a goal even after attacking. This is due to the lack of goal-making ability.
Tottenham finally scored a goal. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Porro, who stole the goal due to forward pressure, fired a mid-range shot near the right side of the half space. It shook Burnley’s net.
Tottenham scored a goal in the 40th minute of the second half. Sessegnon, who received Hill’s pass in the box, aimed for his team’s second goal but failed to cross the barrier of the goalkeeper.
The game ended with Tottenham’s 1-0 victory.
As a result, Tottenham won the game, but it is regrettable that they scored only one goal among many opportunities.
According to the soccer statistics firm Huscoord.Com, Tottenham produced 16 shots on the day. Seven of them resulted in shots on target. However, they only garnered one goal. Had the goal-deciding power been high, it would have been more than one goal.
Burnley attempted 10 shots and left only one shot on target.
Son Heung-min asked his teammates when he left Tottenham for the Asian Cup on the 3rd. That he should score as many goals as possible.
After scoring one goal in the match against Bournemouth in the English Premier League (EPL) this season, Son said in an interview with local media that “I hope (the players including Hishalisson, who returned from groin surgery and scored five goals in the last five games) will be able to score goals,” adding, “More than anything else, they are my family and teammates. That’s why I hope they score many goals.”
“When Kane (who is now a member of Munich but was a member of Tottenham until last season) missed several games due to injury, I felt that I should step up further. I hope our players will feel the same way. If so, he will grow as a person and as a player,” Son said.
Then, he mentioned Hishal Song. “Hishal Song has been doing a fantastic job lately. I hope he will become more ambitious about scoring goals. The same applies to other players. I hope everyone who plays in an aggressive position scores as many goals as possible and Tottenham is in a better position. I can’t expect anything more,” Son said.
In the match against Burnley, however, Tottenham failed to fulfill Son’s wish. In the silence of Hishalysong who played 83 minutes, they blew away countless chances and only won by one goal.