As Tottenham suffered a painful come-from-behind defeat, it was difficult to advance to the UEFA Europa League next season.
Tottenham suffered a 1-3 come-from-behind defeat to Brentford in the 37th round of the English Premier League in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th (Korean time). Tottenham Harry Kane scored the first goal in the 8th minute of the first half, but Brentford’s Brian Mbemo scored consecutive goals in the 5th and 17th minutes of the second half. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Yoan Wissa even allowed a key goal.
It is not easy for Tottenham to advance to the Europa League, which will be given 5th and 6th place in the league as of this season. 7th place Tottenham (17 wins, 6 draws, 14 losses, 57 points), who suffered two consecutive losses, failed to narrow the difference between Brighton (58 points) and 6th place. Brighton have played two games less than Tottenham and have a total of three games left. On the other hand, it is not easy for Tottenham to overturn, leaving only the final match against Leeds United on the 29th.
Tottenham is at risk of advancing to the playoffs of the Europa Conference League, which is given up to 7th place in the league, let alone the Europa League. The points are equal to 8th place Aston Villa, who played one less game. Brentford moved up to 9th with 56 points. Previously, Tottenham was unable to advance to the European Champions League next season, which was given as early as 4th in the league.
Tottenham striker Son Heung-min (31) made three sharp crosses that day, but his teammates failed to score. Son Heung-min stayed silent for 3 consecutive games and scored 10 goals in the league (14 goals in various competitions).
Tottenham scored the opening goal in the eighth minute of kick-off. Dejan Klusevski back-heeled from a frontal free kick chance, and Kane fired a cannonball-like right-footed mid-range shot into the upper right corner of the goal. It was Kane’s 28th goal in the league this season. Kane scored his 10th goal in the ‘London Derby’ this season, tying the record for the most goals scored in a single season by Chelsea Hasselbaink in the 2001-02 season.
In the first half, Son Heung-min’s body movements were fine. In the 11th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min’s left-footed shot, which received Kane’s pass in the counterattack chance, was blocked by goalkeeper David Raya. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Son Heung-min’s blade-like cross was headed by Emerson Royal, but the opponent in the goal managed to clear it. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Son Heung-min’s low cross was returned to the head by Arnaut Danjuma, but it missed slightly. Son Heung-min’s shot in the extra time of the first half was also blocked by . 메이저놀이터
When Brentford, who had reorganized after halftime, put pressure on the line, Tottenham struggled. In the 5th minute of the second half, Brentford’s Mbeomo made it 1-1 with a quick left-footed shot with Ben Davies in front from the right inside the penalty box.
In the 16th minute of the second half, when Aaron Hickey of Brentford stabbed a through pass that penetrated the Tottenham defense, Mpemo lightly shook the net again with his left foot. In the previous scene, Kane tripped and fell, but no foul was called.
For Tottenham, defender Christian Romero and midfielder Pierre-Emile Hoivier were sidelined with injuries, and central midfielders Yves Bisuma and Oliver Skip, as well as four-back central defenders Clement Lenglet and Davinson Sanchez, appeared. However, it was pierced by the opponent’s penetrating pass. Tottenham scored their 20th multi-run in the league this season.