Tottenham Hotspur’s English Premier League (EPL) “captain” Son Heung-min will be looking to score his first goal of the new season against Manchester United on Saturday.
Tottenham will kick off the 2023-2024 EPL Second Round at home against United at 1:30 p.m. ET at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.
After drawing 2-2 with Brentford in the first round, Spurs will be looking for their first win of the season.
With Harry Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich (Germany), Spurs have rebuilt around their new captain, Son Heung-min.
The opening match saw Brazil international goalkeeper Heucharlison up front, while Son partnered with newcomers James Maddison and Dejan Kulicepski.
However, Son struggled with his footwork, managing just two shots in the first match.
The game against United is a chance to shake off the opening day slump. With the Frenchman’s struggles, manager Ange Postecoglou is reportedly considering moving Son up front.
In the past, Son has often stepped in as a ‘son-top’ when Kane has been sidelined with injury and has performed admirably.
Unlike Brentford, who are more defensive, United’s tendency to play high up the pitch means that Son’s speed is likely to be utilized on the counter-attack.
If Son scores another goal against United, he will reach 104 goals in the EPL, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo (Alnasr) and joining Chelsea legend Didier Drogba (retired).
Korean soccer’s next big thing, Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain-PSG), will kick off the 2023-2024 French Ligue 1 second-round tie against Toulouse at 4 a.m. on the same day.
Lee made a strong impression in the league opener against Lorient (0-0 draw), starting on the flank and playing 82 minutes.
In the absence of Neymar (Al-Hilal), who traveled to Saudi Arabia, and Kylian Mbappe, who was left out of the roster, Lee opened up the attack with his wide moves.
The Ligue 1 secretariat voted him Man of the Match after the game.
The second leg against Toulouse will see a position change. Mbappe, who had been at odds with the club over his living arrangements, has returned to the squad and the arrival of France international winger Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona (Spain) has forced a midfield shift. 먹튀검증
Lee is no stranger to the position, having also played in midfield for Valencia and Mallorca.
Rather, he’ll be looking to set up Mbappe and Dembele with knife-edge passes with his left foot to get his first points of the season.