“Son is always respected by friends and enemies alike.”
‘Captain’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham Hotspur) has received another rave review from head coach Enzi Postecoglou (58).
Tottenham will face Manchester United in the second leg of the 2023-2024 Premier League season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on April 20 (1:30 p.m. ET).
Postecoglou took part in a press conference ahead of the game. Reflecting on the Brentford game, he said: “I’m happy that the fans and club officials are feeling positive. It was a good start for us. We are still very early in the process of how we want to play and train,” he said, “We still have a long way to go. We will be tested many times.”
There was also talk of the captaincy, including Son Heung-min. Postecoglou named Son Heung-min as the new captain on Wednesday, replacing Hugo Joris. He is the first non-European player to captain Tottenham since the club was founded in 1882.
Now in his ninth season with Spurs, Son will lead the squad alongside vice-captains James Maddison and Christian Romero. “It’s a great honor to be captain of such a huge club. “I’ve already told the players that everyone should feel like a captain on and off the field,” he said. “It’s a new season, a new beginning. It’s a new season, a new start. I will give everything for this jersey and this armband.”
Postecoglou added: “Sonny has great leadership qualities on and off the field. He is the ideal choice for our new captain,” said Postecoglou. “Everyone knows that Sonny is a world-class player. He commands tremendous respect from everyone in the locker room. He is above the group within the squad. Not just because he’s popular, but because of what he’s accomplished as Korea’s captain.”
From his first game with the captain’s armband, Son showed his leadership qualities. Before the game against Brentford, the Tottenham players walked over to the away fans and stood shoulder to shoulder with them, vowing victory. Normally, this is done in the center of the pitch, but this was a gesture of gratitude to the away supporters. 먹튀검증
This special “huddle” was Son Heung-min’s idea. Maddison revealed that he received a message from Son the day before the game. “Heung-min texted me last night. He said he wanted to do the hurdles in front of the away fans instead of in the center of the field. It was a great idea from Sonny.” “I think the fans would have appreciated it. It showed how well we came together as a team.”
The applause is also coming from the UK. “According to The Athletic, Son was a very popular choice to succeed Kane and was seen as a natural fit for the captaincy. Son has 111 caps for the South Korean national team and 373 for Tottenham. He’s incredibly experienced, so it’s no surprise that he was quickly chosen as captain.”