The advantage of Son Heung-min 토토사이트(31, Tottenham) was neutralized by the offside trap.
Tottenham lost 1-2 to Aston Villa in the 36th round of the 2022-2023 Premier League held at Villa Park in Birmingham, England on the 13th (Korean time). Tottenham, who fell to 7th place (57 points, +6), is in a position to be pushed out by 8th place Aston Villa (57 points, +4).
Tottenham conceded to Ramsey in the 8th minute of the first half. In the 27th minute of the second half, an additional goal by Douglas Lewis broke out, leading Tottenham to 0-2. Tottenham barely escaped defeat with Harry Kane’s penalty kick in the 45th minute of the second half.
Tottenham lost to Villa 5-8 in the number of shots. In particular, Tottenham had a relatively high number of offsides at 9-2. Son Heung-min alone recorded 4 out of 9 offsides, which are half of the level. This is because Villa tied Son Heung-min’s feet with a thorough offside trap. In the end, Son Heung-min played full-time, but failed to record a single shot and was silent.
‘Football London’ said, “The assistant referee’s offside flag, which was raised frequently, disappointed Acting Ryan Mason. Villa’s high defensive line made it difficult for Tottenham. Tottenham’s problem was the scoring timing,” he said, citing the offside trap as a variable.
The media continued, “Son Heung-min sprinted toward the empty goalpost and hit the goalpost, even surpassing the goalkeeper. However, offside was declared. Son Heung-min had enough space and time to finish, so he didn’t have to run too early,” he pointed out.
It means that because of Son Heung-min’s explosive speed, he became the target of the opponent’s offside trap. Son Heung-min’s speed and dribbling, which digs into the opponent’s back space, are the biggest strengths. In order to break the offside trap, the sophisticated breathing of Son Heung-min and his teammates became more important.