The “Chuncheon Duo,” Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), will be in the hunt for the first goal of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season.
Tottenham will host Manchester United in the second round of the EPL at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on April 20 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Son Heung-min has a lot on his shoulders this season, not only as captain of the South Korean national soccer team but also of Tottenham Hotspur.
With Harry Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich, it’s not just the “leadership void” that Son is filling. Head coach Enzi Postecoglou has said that he’s also thinking about playing Son up front, and he’s looking for “goals” from the South Korean.
Heung-min, who played on the left flank against Brentford and managed only two shots on target, will need to show his coolness on the pitch from the start of the season, as he has been calling for a ‘resurgence’.
Tottenham fans in Korea and around the world are eagerly awaiting the news of Son’s goal, and it will be interesting to see if the team’s ‘attacking soccer’ style of play, which saw them enjoy 70% of the ball possession and 18 shots on goal against Brentford, will be effective against the mighty Manchester United.
Wolverhampton, who lost their season opener, will also play Brighton & Hove Albion FC in the second round at 11 p.m. on Nov. 19. In the opening match, Hwang was substituted for Pablo Sarabia in the 18th minute of the second half with the score tied at 0-0.
Hwang actively participated in the attack, taking four shots after coming on, but his finishing was not as precise as it could have been.
It was a disappointing start to the new season for Wolverhampton, who had 23 shots on target, eight more than their opponents.
Hwang Hee-chan missed a lot of time last season due to a thigh injury, so he’ll need to produce the kind of explosive goal-scoring power that ‘The Ox’ is known for in order to earn a starting spot in the team. Especially since Wolverhampton parted ways with Julen Lopetegui (Spain) just before the start of the season and appointed Gary O’Neill (England), it is important for the new manager to make a mark early on. 토토사이트