Son Heung-min (29) is aiming for the league’s 8th goal scorer in ‘Boxing Day Match’.
Heung-Min Son’s team, Tottenham Hotspur, will play a home game against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League 2021-2022 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 0:00 (Korea time) on the 27th.
This match, which is held on ‘Boxing Day’ on the 26th, the day after Christmas on the local date, is Tottenham’s third match in a week.
Tottenham played a league match against Liverpool on the 20th, and West Ham United on the 23rd in the League Cup quarter-finals.
Due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the squad, Tottenham did not play for about two weeks after the match against Norwich City on the 5th until Liverpool on the 20th.
Son Heung-min, who is known to have tested positive for Corona 19 through a British local report, played 90 minutes against Liverpool on the 20th and started a scoring store that made a 2-2 tie, and on the 23rd he was put in as a substitute in the 16th minute of the second half against West Ham. That’s it.
His goal against Liverpool was his seventh in the league and his eighth goal of the season.
Heung-Min Son scored three goals in a row in the last league match.
He scored in matches against Brentford on the 3rd, Norwich City on the 5th and Liverpool on the 20th. If he scores a goal in this ‘Boxing Day match’, he will report a goal in 4 consecutive matches in the league.
It is also an important game for Tottenham, cruising with 3 wins and 1 draw in December.
Tottenham, 7th in the league with 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, with 26 points, are chasing 5th place West Ham (28 points) and 6th place Manchester United (27 points).
Due to Corona 19, there are fewer matches than other teams, so there is still a chance to jump to the top rank, so we must secure 3 points against Crystal Palace, which is ranked 11th (20 points).
In the away match against Crystal Palace in September, Son Heung-min was absent from the national team due to a right calf injury, and Tottenham suffered a 3-0 defeat this time.
Following this match, Tottenham have a tight schedule to play consecutive matches such as Southampton on the 29th and Watford on January 2nd of the new year.
The match between Wolverhampton and Watford, which was scheduled to be held on the 27th, between Hwang Hee-chan (25), his team, has been postponed due to the occurrence of a confirmed case of Corona 19 in the Watford team.
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