Praise for ‘Nail’ continues.
Tottenham won 5-2 against Burnley in the fourth round of the English Premier League (EPL). Tottenham, who had won three games in a row in the league, rose to second place in the league with three wins and one draw. It is Tottenham’s ‘blast’.
It was a decisive game that confirmed the possibility of completely filling Kane’s void as the leading striker Harry Kane left for Bayern Munich. ‘Nail’ is what proves this.
Until the last 3 rounds, Tottenham’s top lone player was Richarlison. But it was a failure. Richarlison has not scored a single goal in the EPL. Coach Enze Postecoglou attempted a change against Burnley in the fourth round. Instead of Richarlison, Son Heung-min was positioned as the lone player in the front line.
‘Nail’ had an immediate effect. There was no need for an adaptation period or trial and error. Son Heung-min scored a ‘hat trick’. Everyone now knows who will replace Kane. The ‘fingernail tactic’ received endless praise from the British media.
‘Tribal Football’, a website specializing in European professional soccer, also reviewed ‘Nail’ again on the 15th (Korean time) and praised it.
The media said, “What measures did Postekoglou come up with to solve the problem of Kane’s departure? In the first three games, Richarlison was placed at the front line. However, in the fourth round, Son Heung-min was placed at the front line, and Manor Solomon was placed at the front line. “I sent him out as a winger,” he explained.
He continued, “When Son Heung-min took the center stage, the offensive activity in the front line area improved and became more lively. Son Heung-min was also seen as a false number 9 coming down deep to receive the ball. Then, the space vacated by Son Heung-min was seen. “Other attackers were able to break in. Son Heung-min was also good at running in from behind and playing defense. With a creative midfielder like James Madison behind him, Son Heung-min was even more effective,” he added.
Also, “By using Son Heung-min as the top player, Postekoglou got closer to the goal from the rigid left side and showed a more threatening appearance. Son Heung-min was able to contribute more to the goal. This means that Son Heung-min could play centrally. “It means that Son Heung-min can score from both the wing and the center. This has had a huge impact on the game,” he emphasized.바카라
He concluded, “By using Son Heung-min as the top player, Postekoglou was able to solve Kane’s problem without spending a lot of money in the transfer market.”
Regarding Coach Postecoglou, “Last season, he led an excellent change in a short period of time from the closed philosophy of the Antonio Conte era. His leadership skills were proven. He formed a team that looked ruthless in attack, and even after scoring one goal, he did not stop and scored more goals. “We have made it into a team that wants to be included,” he praised.
Tottenham will play the 5th round at home against Sheffield United on the 16th. The media said, “They will want to keep Son Heung-min as the lone top player.”