Ahead of this season, Son became the captain of Tottenham Hotspur in accordance with manager Enze Postecoglou’s suggestion. Many said Son’s appointment as captain was rather unexpected. British media Football London reported, “Son Heung-min didn’t usually talk much at Tottenham. This is why many people were surprised by Postecoglou’s appointment as captain.”
British media outlet The Boot Room reported that Tottenham’s internal officials were surprised by the decision to appoint Son as captain. “I was not part of the team’s leadership group in recent years,” he said. “I was embarrassed to see him enjoying himself with responsibility.” Son reportedly texted vice-captain James Medicine before the opening match to suggest that they gather round in front of away fans so that they can feel like part of us. 파워볼게임
“He talked to his fans in front of them and really made them move,” Madison said. Since then, he has continued to show off his captaincy by thanking his away fans for their constant support and taking them to greet them. Son is famous for being a friendly player for fan service. He is known to be the last player to leave the office after a national team game to greet the audience.
Son Heung-min accompanied Peru in a match against Busan in June, but did not participate. Son reportedly underwent sports hernia surgery in the U.K. shortly after the season. He is currently recovering and is not starting in the match against Peru. “He is not 100 percent recovered from his injury yet. I will start from the bench,” manager Jürgen Klinsmann said, hinting that he will not be listed on the starting lineup.
Some expected Son to play in the second half, but he did not play on the ground to protect himself. After the match, Son said, “Many fans came to Busan and I wanted to show you how good I am. It’s a shame.” Son’s fan service is also being provided by his club Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham recently played a game against Chelsea, and as players who finished warming up before kick-off returned to the locker room to prepare for the match, Son stopped in front of the tunnel for some time for fans to come to the stadium. Son Heung-min accepted fans’ requests for photo time and autographs. He sincerely provided fans with fan service.
Based on this, it was also selected as the best 11 players in soccer by “premftbl”, a soccer content production center. The best 11 most liked players in soccer were Son Heung-min, Viktor Osimhen, Bukayo Saka, Antoine Griezmann, Jamal Musiala, Jude Bellingham, Alfonso Davis, Thiago Silva, Manuel Akanji, Reece James and Alisson.
Son Heung-min shared a behind-the-scenes story at a time when Tottenham is faithfully performing the captain’s role. Son Heung-min recently mentioned on the YouTube channel Men in Blazers, “To be honest, Coach Postecoglou has never mentioned the captain.”
“Players were gathered in the meeting room on the morning we were supposed to have a meeting with Postecoglou. I was like, ‘Why are they all here?’ But the captain announced Sonny,” he recalled. “I had to speak as a captain. It was the most nerve-wracking time. I watched them every day, but it was the most difficult part.”
Son Heung-min is in charge of Tottenham’s attack through outstanding performances along with his captain’s role. He has scored eight goals this season, putting himself in the top scoring position. As Son played as a forward striker this season, he was compared to his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo used to be a side striker, but has maintained his position since then. “Son Heung-min has the ability to finish with both feet. He is walking a path similar to Ronaldo, who changed his position to the front line striker.”
“Tottenham has a dedicated player who scores a goal called Son Heung-min and makes space for his fellow players. The transfer to Kane is showing effect. He is doing more at the door. He recorded less than 10 percent of touches, but this season it is close to 20 percent,” he said.
“Son Heung-min’s six goals under Postecoglou all came from the goalpost. It is a useful example of his change of position.” Postecoglou shared the same view, but he also said, “Son Heung-min is similar to Ronaldo. He started as a winger.” “Son Heung-min is a really good striker. I always feel he has excellent movement. His play as a forward is more complicated than that of the side, but he is smart enough to pull it off.”