Captain Son Heung-min always looked out for his teammates.
Tottenham defeated Luton Town 1-0 in the eighth round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at Kenilworth Road Stadium in Luton, England, on July 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET. With the win, Tottenham moved into first place in the league with six wins and two draws (20 points).
It wasn’t an easy game. In the early stages of the game, Tottenham struggled to find their stride, squandering scoring chances despite a good performance. To make matters worse, Yves Bissouma was sent off somewhat irresponsibly for accumulating cautions, which cheapened the mood.
It was Mickey van der Penn who came through for his team. In the sixth minute of the second half, James Maddison won a short corner kick and deftly beat one defender before slipping a crucial pass to van der Penne. Van der Vaart deftly turned Maddison’s pass into a non-stop shot to open the scoring. It was van der Penn’s first goal for Tottenham. After the goal, van der Penn continued to play solid defense to keep the team scoreless.
After the game, the Tottenham players turned to the Tottenham fans who had traveled all the way from Luton to support them. The Tottenham fans began chanting for Van der Penn, who scored the winning goal and made his Tottenham debut. Van der Penn has been one of the most successful signings for Spurs this season.
Van der Penn was at the back of the squad at the time, but when he heard the chant, his teammates, including captain Son Heung-min, pushed him in front of the fans. Initially a little embarrassed, van der Penn enjoyed the moment of joy as he raised one hand in the air in front of the Tottenham away fans, who cheered him on.
As van der Penn slowly walked backwards and rejoined the squad, the captains came out to support him. Vice-captain and center-back partner Christian Romero hugged van der Penn tightly. When Romero stepped aside, Madsen, the other vice captain and the man who helped set up van der Penn’s goal, hugged him. As the two vice-captains hugged van der Penn, captain Son Heung-min continued to stand behind him, shaking his shoulder to encourage him.
Son Heung-min was also the player who took the most care of van der Penn, who needed to adjust to PL soccer. When asked in a Tottenham club interview which player has looked after him the most, van der Penn didn’t hesitate to mention Son. “The important thing (as a captain) is that you behave like a captain, not only on the pitch, but off the pitch as well. On the field, he’s great, he’s straightforward. Off the field, he supports everyone,” he said.
Meanwhile, the scene was similar to the one after the 2-1 win over Sheffield United. After coming on as a substitute to rescue Tottenham from a 1-0 deficit, Son 카지노사이트 pushed the Frenchman in front of the fans. It was the first time in a long time that he was able to smile in front of his fans after a string of poor performances. At the time, Son Heung-min’s leadership in reviving Hyssop’s spirits became a hot topic in the local media.