Tottenham (England), whose hopes of advancing to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) for the next season have been shattered, will go on an all-out war to secure 7th place, the last line to participate in European club competitions.
Tottenham will play the 2022-2023 English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) round 37 home game against 9th place Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 8:30 pm on the 20th in Korean time.
Tottenham, who has accumulated 57 points (+6 goals) in the 36th round, is in 7th place, narrowly ahead of Aston Villa (57 points, +4 goals) in 8th place.
Tottenham lost 1-2 to Aston Villa in the previous round, and the gap with 4th place Manchester United (66 points) widened to 9 points, completely failing to secure the right to participate in the UCL next season (1st to 4th place teams).
As a result, Tottenham’s remaining goal was to secure the right to advance to the Europa League (UEL) and the Europa Conference League (UECL).
The ticket to advance to the Europa League is taken by the 5th place team in the EPL and the winner of the English Football Association (FA) Cup.
However, in this season’s FA Cup final (June 3), Manchester City and Manchester United, 1st and 4th, are on the table, and neither team can fall below 6th, so the Europa League berth is assigned to the 5th and 6th teams in the league. .
In the current situation, the top European club ticket that Tottenham can aim for is the Europa League.
Currently, Brighton & Hove Albion (58 points) are in 6th place, with only one point difference between them and Tottenham. However, the variable is that Brighton played two games less than Tottenham.
Tottenham will face 18th place Leeds United in the final match of the season following the match against Brentford.
Brighton will start with Newcastle in 3rd place on the 19th and play in the 25th round, then face Southampton in last place, Man City in 1st place, and Aston Villa in 8th place in a row.
If Brighton lose to Newcastle and Tottenham beat Brentford this weekend, the two teams’ standings will be reversed.
If Tottenham loses in the 37th round, even the 7th place is at stake. The 7th place in the EPL this season gets the right to advance to the UECL playoff round next season.
Tottenham will completely fail to advance to the European club competition next season if they cannot even keep their 7th place this season.
In this situation, Son Heung-min’s responsibility is growing.
Son Heung-min scored 14 goals (including 2 goals in the FA Cup and 2 goals in the UCL) in official matches, including 10 goals in the regular league this season, despite suffering a facial bone fracture after playing the Winter World Cup. He showed the ability of a ‘world class’ goal scorer by succeeding in scoring double digits for 7 consecutive seasons on the EPL stage.
However, for Son Heung-min, who was the top scorer with 23 goals in the regular league last season, this figure is not satisfactory.
Son Heung-min has been silent for the second game since scoring his 10th goal in the league with Liverpool and 1 goal and 1 help in the 34th round.
Brentford, their opponent in the 37th round, has a good scoring memory for Son Heung-min.
In the 2020-2021 Carabao Cup semifinals held on January 6, 2021, Son Heung-min scored against Brentford, who was in the second division at the time, and scored his 150th professional goal (20 goals for Hamburg, 29 goals for Leverkusen, 101 goals for Tottenham) ) has been written.
On December 3 of that year,토스카지노 he led the team’s 2-0 victory by inducing an own goal and scoring a goal against Brentford, which had been promoted to the EPL.
Son Heung-min, who did not score in the first match against Brentford in the 17th round (2-2 draw) this season, is now determined to help his team secure tickets to European club competitions with hot goalscorers in the remaining two games.