‘True captain’ Son Heung-min “Richarlison’s goal is better than mine…Stop blaming yourself, idiot.”
- on Sep 17, 2023
Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) watched Richarlison (26, Tottenham)’s performance with satisfaction.
Tottenham, led by coach Angie Postekoglou, beat Sheffield United 2-1 in the 5th round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 11 pm (Korean time) on the 16th.
Son Heung-min started as a striker. Manor Solomon and Dejan Kulusevski supported the flank attack. Tottenham rarely scored. Rather, they conceded the first goal in the 28th minute of the second half, leading to a 0-1 score. Immediately after, Son Heung-min, Papesar and Solomon went to the bench. Richarlison, Brennan Johnson, and Ivan Perisic were brought in.
Tottenham created a dramatic drama in extra time in the second half. In the 8th minute of added time, Richarlison finished Perisic’s cross with a header. It became 1-1. In the 10th minute of added time, Kulusevski scored the comeback goal after receiving a pass from Richarlison. Tottenham overturned the game 2-1 and went undefeated.온라인바카라
Son Heung-min said in an interview with Britain’s ‘Sky Sports’, “I like watching Richarlison score a goal more than me scoring a goal. Richarlison has had a difficult time recently. “As captain, he used to think about how to help Richarlison,” he said.
He continued, “I really like Richarlison. He is a very talented friend. However, due to personal circumstances recently, I have been blaming myself. I know that feeling well because I have had a similar experience. I hope Richarlison grows stronger in the future. He added, “I hope that today’s goal and today’s win will lead us to higher heights.”
Also, an interesting scene occurred when the Tottenham players greeted the home fans as a group immediately after the end of the game. Richarlison, who had recently lost confidence due to his extremely poor performance, stayed at the back. Son Heung-min, who saw this, pushed Richarlison on the back and led him to the front of the team. Richarlison made an embarrassed expression, as if he was embarrassed. Tottenham home fans looked at Richarlison and Son Heung-min and cheered.
Richarlison failed to score a single goal in the previous four games. To make matters worse, he also performed poorly on the Brazilian national soccer team. The national team has not scored a goal in nearly a year. In the end, he burst into tears after coming to the bench during the Brazil international match.
The reason for this is, “I have had a difficult time personally over the past five months. People around me were trying to take my money. “When I return to London, he intends to undergo psychotherapy,” he confessed. However, “It’s resolved well now.” “I will show better performance,” he pledged.
Can Richarlison, who struggled in the long tunnel, go uphill again with one goal and one assist against Sheffield? Captain Son Heung-min is taking care of Richarlison right next to him, so there is no major worry.