Son Heung-min, who was unlucky to score an own goal, was selected as an official MOM. “I’m very proud of the team.”

“Captain” Son Heung-min (31), who overcame the bad luck of his own goal and led Tottenham to its escape from consecutive losses, has reached the Man of the Match (MOM).

Tottenham had a 3-3 draw with Manchester City in the 14th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, the U.K. on Monday (Korea time). Although it failed to win, it recently ended its three-game losing streak. 토토사이트

Playing as a forward striker, Son went between heaven and earth. He scored the first goal just five minutes into the first half, but immediately gave up an own goal and shook his head. However, he had one goal and one assist by helping Giovanni Lo Celso’s equalizer at the 23rd minute of the second half when his team was trailing 1-2.

Manchester City led the way with Jack Grealish’s goal in the 40th minute of the second half, but Dejan Klusevski tied it again with a header. Tottenham, which had a draw, won eight, three draws, lost three points, and 27 points, beating Newcastle (26 points) to move into fifth place.

Son, who had one goal and one assist, was selected as MOM by the EPL secretariat in a vote of 4,1914 fans after the match with 40.8 percent support. He surpassed Manchester City’s Erling Holan (33.3 percent) and Kulusevski (11.3 percent) who scored the last equalizer.

Statistical media of soccer also gave Son high marks. “Huscoord dotcom” gave Son a rating of 7.5, and “Footmob” gave Son a rating of 7.7. On the day, Son recorded one shot, 84 percent success rate (16/19), two chances to create, and 29 ball touches.

In an interview with local media after the match, Son Heung-min expressed his feelings about escaping consecutive losses. “Of course, I trusted my teammates. That’s why we love soccer,” he said. “That’s also what I emphasized to my teammates.”

“We maintained our faith throughout the 90 minutes. We are very proud of the team,” Son said with a smile. “I think today’s draw will bring us a lot,” he said, adding, “The team and players will gain a lot of confidence.”

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