Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) played 45 minutes in his first preseason game. He scored a hat trick to lead Tottenham to a convincing win.
Son Heung-min played the first 45 minutes of Tottenham’s pre-season tour friendly against Ryan City (Singapore) in the Tiger Cup at the Singapore National Stadium on Saturday (June 26), his first game under head coach Enze Postecoglou. Tottenham cruised to a 5-1 victory, with a hat-trick from the Frenchman and a goal from Harry Kane, who has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
Son Heung-min, who started on the left flank, played the first half but was unable to add to his attacking tally as he had a goal disallowed for offside. However, he made up for not being able to play in the game due to the continuous cancelation of the match with a light workout.
Son Heung-min’s movement shone from the start. He opened the scoring in the third minute with a right-footed shot. Then, in the seventh minute, he struck again with a right-footed shot from the front of the penalty box.
In the 26th minute, Son Heung-min found the back of the net with a quick header off a Harry Kane cross from a free-kick situation. However, the referee ruled that Son was offside as he was ahead of the defender when Kane struck the free kick through a cluttered defense.
In the 44th minute, Son tried his trademark left-footed curling shot from the right side of the penalty box arc, but it went wide of the target. After playing the entire first half, Son was done for the night as Tottenham made 11 changes in the second half.
Tottenham’s first half was far from satisfying despite dominating possession.
They conceded a goal in the 14th minute after a rather shaky defensive display. On a counter-attack, flanker Pedro Foro mishandled the ball, leading to the first goal for the hosts.
Tottenham, on the other hand, fired 24 shots in the first half, but the first goal came from the toes of Kane. Pape Sarr earned a penalty kick, which Kane finished to tie the game at 1-1.
In the second half, it was all about him. Three minutes into the second half, he collected a second ball inside the penalty box and finished cleanly, and four minutes later, in the seventh minute, he intercepted an opponent’s pass and added another goal. 토토사이트
With momentum in their favor, Tottenham added another goal in the 28th minute through Giovani Rosselso. He completed his hat-trick in the first minute of second-half stoppage time with a brilliant individual effort, outpacing defenders and finding the back of the net.
Tottenham, who have had a challenging preseason that has seen matches canceled due to inclement weather, next play a friendly against Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk on June 6 before traveling to Barcelona, Spain, to compete in FC Barcelona’s eventful Gamper Cup.