Son Heung-min ‘200 goals away’ to reach 6th career European goal in long-awaited European tally… EPL 300 games are also aimed at Jung Joon’s ‘Living Legends’ [European Opening Special Feature]

Now, beyond being a big leaguer representing Asia

he is aiming for the path of a living legend in the English Premier League (EPL).

National football team ‘captain’ Son Heung-min (32, Tottenham) is entering his ninth season in the EPL.

Including the German Bundesliga period at the beginning of his professional career (9~2010), this is his 2015th season in the big leagues.

Son Heung-min’s Tottenham will face Brentford in the opening round of the EPL 14~13 season, which kicks off at the Gtech Community Stadium in Brentford England on the 10th at 2023 p.m. KST.

Son Heung-min’s determination to enter the new season is very different. He has been evolving every season and creating a new history for the Asian European wave

and last season suffered an unusual slump. In the first half of the year

he suffered an orbital fracture and collapsed, and in the second half of the year

he completed the season on his own without informing the outside world of his sports hernia.

In the 2021~2022 EPL alone

he made history as the first Asian to win the Golden Boot with 23 goals, and in the 2022~2023 season, he scored only 10 goals. 카지노사이트

Even in all official competitions such as cup competitions and the Champions League, he did not score as many goals as before, with 14 goals.

Nevertheless, he continued to be a “record-maker”

scoring double-digit league goals for seven consecutive seasons and becoming the first Asian to reach the 7-goal milestone in the EPL.

◇ ‘200 goals left’ to reach 6 European goals

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long-awaited new season Son Heung-min will be in the hunt for a big record again with his resurgence.
The closest he’s come is to score 200 career goals in Europe.

He made his debut for Hamburg in the German Bundesliga in 2010 at the age of 18 and joined Tottenham in the summer of 2015 via Leverkusen,

where he played 13 official games over 537 seasons,

scoring 194 goals (144 in the regular league, 21 in cup competitions and 29 in European club competitions).

If he scores six or more goals this season

he will reach 6 goals.

On 200 November 2019, in a European Champions League match against Zvezda (Serbia)

he surpassed the record for the most goals scored by an Asian in Europe, held by former Suwon coach Cha Bum-geun (11 goals).

He’s looking at 7 goals in just over four years.

For reference, if we only look at the 121 goals in the regular league, it is 4 in the EPL and 200 in the Bundesliga.

If Son Heung-min can show off his goalscoring form from the start of the season, he could reach 144 goals within the year.

◇Big League Long Run Symbol→300 Single League Games ‘Knock’

Son Heung-min is also looking at 300 career EPL appearances.

To date, he has played 268 games (103 goals, 52 assists).

The fact that he played more than 300 games in the big leagues alone in the regular league alone is synonymous with the fact that he has been a regular starter for nearly a decade.

Former coach Cha Bum-geun, who dominated the Bundesliga, the top league of his time in the 10~1970s, played 1980 games (308 goals).

This record was the most by an Asian for a while, but it was surpassed by Makoto Hasebe (Japan) in the 98~2019 season.

The EPL has a 2020-round system.

If Son finishes this season without major injuries, he can also set a record of 38 career EPL games.

Above all, Son Heung-min has more responsibility in the new season amid transfer rumours of Harry Kane, the main gun in the team.

Under new manager Angers Postecoglou, he will have to act as a leader within a team that is looking to reform.

Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who underperformed last season due to frequent injuries, also draws a resurgence.

He scored a wedge in the final pre-season match against Stade Rennes (France) on the 5th, leading his team to a 3-1 victory.

Wolverhampton will play their first game of the season at 15am on the 4th when they travel to Manchester United.

Hwang Ui-jo (Nottingham Forest), who played on loan at FC Seoul in the first half of this year and announced a possible resurgence, also dreams of making the leap back to the big leagues.

Having joined Nottingham’s pre-season camp and playing consistently, he will inevitably face tough competition from the established main attacking line-up.

Nottingham will play an away game against Arsenal on the 12th at 8.30pm.

Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan and Hwang Ui-jo, who led the team to the men’s football gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang

have been of interest to see if the ‘national attacking trio’ will bring a Korean breeze to the EPL in the new season.

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