Heung-min Son enjoyed an incredible 31 minute cameo from the bench against Leicester City on Saturday evening, and his statistics prove just how good he was in the thrilling 6-2 win.
Tottenham Hotspur maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign with a comprehensive victory over struggling Leicester City. Goals from Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Rodrigo Bentancur, and a stunning hat-trick from Son sealed the win.
Son, who had so far failed to find the net this season, was ultimately dropped to the bench by Spurs boss Antonio Conte. In an interview with BBC Sport after the game, Son spoke of his ‘disappointment’ and ‘frustration’ at the barren spell in front of goal.
Thankfully, that is all in the past. Son entered the field of play on 59 minutes, with the score at 3-2. It took him just 14 minutes to hit his first goal, and 13 minutes later, he had sealed his hat-trick.
Now, the statistics from the game have been revealed by Sky Sports (Football Daily), and it’s clear to see just how impressive Son’s man-of-the-match performance was.
In just 31 minutes on the pitch, Son registered 17 touches and had four attempts on goal, all four of which were on target. As we know, he scored three goals from those four efforts, for a pretty impressive conversion rate.
Son made four passes in that 31-minute appearance. He also had three ground duels, of which he won two, and won his one and only aerial duel. If that wasn’t enough, Son also made one successful tackle.
You can’t really argue with a hat-trick from 17 touches of the ball and four shots!
Son Heung-min vs. Leicester City:
31 minutes played
4 shots on target
3 ground duels (2 won)
1 aerial duel (100% success)
Player of the match. pic.twitter.com/v6BmBKAAkq
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 17, 2022
Spurs Web Opinion
What a performance and a statement that was from Heung-min Son. He came into the game at a difficult time, with the scoreline precariously poised, and absolutely killed the game off for Spurs.
The thing is, despite the lack of goals, Son’s stats all season have been fairly consistent with how he performed last season too, in terms of movement and chance creation, so it was only a matter of time before the goals came flooding back. Here’s hoping there are many more to come.
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