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Son Heung Min scored at Tottenham, given a new contract

Son Heung Min is in brilliant form in the Premier League and is about to receive a big bonus from Tottenham with a new contract, a new salary.

Son Heung Min is playing increasingly sublimated in the Tottenham shirt. The South Korean striker took all the individual titles awarded by the club last season and continued to shine in the first few rounds of the Premier League.

After the first 5 rounds, Son Heung Min and Calvert Lewin (Everton) are “top scorer” in the Premier League with 7 goals. Tottenham’s No. 7 had a poker shot (scored 4 goals) against Southampton, contributed 2 goals in the 6-1 great win over MU and had 1 goal against West Ham in the last round. In addition, Son Heung Min also has 2 assists in the Premier League.

Thus, the Korean striker has an average record of scoring or assisting 1.8 times / match in the Premier League. This is a desirable number for any player playing in the tournament known as the toughest on the planet.

However, the brilliant form of Son Heung Min made the Tottenham leadership worried because the contract of both sides was only valid for 2 years when this season ended. Currently, the South Korean striker is valued at £ 67.5 million (according to Transfermarkt) and could increase further in the near future. However, that also did not prevent the big players’ interest in Tottenham’s No. 7.

Remember, Son Heung Min is not just valuable on the pitch. According to the latest statistics, the number of Tottenham fans in Korea has surpassed MU and possibly Asia in the coming time thanks to the presence of the striker born in 1992. This is a “fertile” land that All the big Europeans wanted to gain in order to increase their reputation and market share.

To avoid being pushed into a passive position in the event of having to sit at the negotiating table, Tottenham president Daniel Levy plans to keep the Korean striker. According to his Telegraph, “Rooster” is negotiating a contract extension with Son Heung Min with a new salary.

Currently the number of years and salary in the draft contract has not been disclosed, but it will almost certainly not be less than £ 150,000 / week. Song Heung Min is enjoying a salary of £ 110,000 / week at Tottenham.

This move by Daniel Levy shows that the England boss of Tottenham is afraid of appearing “second Eriksen”. The Danish midfielder was once one of the club’s most expensive players, but Tottenham had to sell quickly because he did not want to extend when the contract was only 1 year.

However, if he received a new salary of £ 150,000 / week, although very high for an Asian player, Son Heung Min could not be in the top of the highest-paid star in the Premier League. Son’s salary is only in the form of “gentle village” compared to other superstars. In the top 10 highest-paid players in the Premier League, according to The Sun’s statistics, salaries are from £ 220,000 / week or more. The highest is now Aubameyang at £ 350,000 / week with extra fees at Arsenal.

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Portugal won strongly despite Ronaldo’s absence

The Portuguese team beat Sweden 3-0 on October 14, when Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to play due to Covid-19 infection.

Coach Fernando Santos chose Diogo Jota, a player in Liverpool, to play for Ronaldo. And it was the right choice when Jota shone: scoring two goals and assisting the other.

Portugal opened the scoring in the 21st minute, when Bruno Fernandes launched an attack on the Swedish penalty area. Jota did not want to finish, but passed Bernardo Silva to beat goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

Sweden is not too bad either. The team is ranked 18th on the FIFA rankings and has organized many attacks, including the situation where Marcus Berg finished hitting the column. However, the visitors could not change the match in favor of defending champions Euro.

In the 44th minute, Jota decided the match for Portugal with a double goal. Liverpool club striker successfully controlled Joao Cancelo’s pass, then defeated Olsen.

Portugal continues to dominate after halftime. They quickly secured a 3-0 victory with a beautiful goal. Jota took the ball and eliminated three Swedish players, then sank to complete a double individually.

In the first leg of this match, Portugal also won 2-0 at Sweden, thanks to Ronaldo’s double. Through four matches in the A3 Nations League group, Portugal are having three wins and one draw, topping the table. In addition to twice defeating Sweden, the champions Euro won Croatia 4-1 and drew France 0-0.

When the group returns in November, Portugal will play three games, including the friendly match against Andorra on 12/11, and the last two matches of the Nations League group stage, against France on November 15, and then as a guest of Croatia. three days later.


Portugal (4-3-3): Patricio – Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro – Carvalho (Moutinho 80 ‘), Silva (Andre Silva 75’), Pereira – Jota (Rafa Silva 88 ‘), Felix (Daniel Podence 75 ‘), Fernanes (Sanches 88’).

Sweden (4-4-2): Olsen – Lustig (Johansson 54 ‘), Olsson, Ekdal, Calesson – Berg (Olsson 88 ‘), Quaison (Isak 62′ ), Jansson, Lindelof, Bengtsson – Kulusevski (Larsson 88’),.

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Son Heung Min shocked the Premier League: Going straight to the first title?

Son was voted into Hamburg’s all-time squad in 2018. At once won many glory (including the European Cup) and in his ranks at least two Golden Ball winners, Son again won a solemn place by helping Hamburg relegate a season with important goals from the bench, and the following season the main kick helped Hamburg finish seventh in the Bundesliga.

Has Son Heung Min been interested in Europe’s biggest football teams? Maybe, many years ago he was rumored to join Bayern Munich to play in the familiar German football environment. However, that rumor went nowhere and Son probably won’t leave Tottenham for many more years.

When Son’s talent was noticed, he was still a winger for two top-tier Bundesliga football teams, and the moment he joined Tottenham ensured that he joined a top club in the world. very difficult. Chairman Daniel Levy is a man that the giants are very fed up with because he always tries to get as much money as possible if he has to sell his stars.

Moreover, Son for many years had to worry about his future military service, so that the big clubs did not dare come close. The Korean star is now 28 years old and Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern would rather invest in younger players, and life in London is quite pleasant so Son will be happy to stay with Spurs despite the opportunity to compete.

But in this season 2020/21, the title chance for Tottenham still exists. Mourinho attaches great importance to the cup game and his forces are able to go far in the knockout tournaments, not to mention he has two more quality reinforcements from Madrid, Gareth Bale & Sergio Reguilon. Bale’s addition is notable because, despite the old age, Bale is still a top player in the world and has won a lot of success.

The Tottenham attacker recently is their ability to attack mass defenders, and now Bale and Reguilon will help solve the problem somewhat. Bale will take the place of Lucas Moura, who is very aggressive in defense but is not as effective at attacking as Bale when operating in tight spaces. Kane – Son – Bale will be a powerful trio and will also be provided with the ball by an increasingly progressive player Giovani Lo Celso.

Winning the Premier League is afraid it is too difficult for Tottenham because they have not reached the level of Liverpool or Man City, but the cup arena is completely possible. Son Heung Min, Harry Kane and Tottenham players may not have to wait long to get the moment to lift the championship trophies.

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Perhaps what makes coaches, including Thorsten Fink, Roger Schmidt or Samy Hyypia in Germany, love Son is because of his willingness to respond to the requests of his superiors.

To Son, his father’s word was the law and he was therefore not married yet because he did not want him to be dominated by family life. Being obedient and not allowing ego to dominate action is what makes Son always trusted.

It is impossible not to mention the ideal teammates next to the Korean superstar. Harry Kane with the ability to step back as a wall is an impossible partner for Son, they have together made 24 Premier League goals to become the best attacking pair in the league since the start of the 2015/16 season. Kane actually works well with almost everyone who plays, including Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.

Nobody can predict the achievements that Son Heung Min has achieved at Tottenham. Son is now one of the best winger in the world and a Golden Ball candidate in 2019. He became the number 1 Asian striker in both Premier League and Champions League history, winning runner-up of the Champions League season 2018/19.

Son has been voted Premier League Player of the Month twice, entered the Premier League fan-voted standout team twice, was awarded the league’s best goal of the month award, and is scored the best goal of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

In the Tottenham shirt, Son is currently ranked 17th in the list of the greatest goalscorer in club history, and is the number 4 striker in the European Cup of Spurs. He won the club’s Player of the Season award for two consecutive seasons, and his goal against Burnley last season was named Tottenham’s best goal of the decade.

Since Tottenham began awarding the Player of the Season award in 1987, Robbie Keane has won the most number of awards on three occasions. Son Heung Min with 2 consecutive seasons receiving the award is only 1 time behind Keane, while many times more than Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann or Chris Waddle. Those legends have all been nominated for Tottenham’s House of Fame, so Son is almost certain to come one day to be honored.

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Malaysian football is inadequate between the goal of naturalization and training of young players

New Straits Times journalist Ajitpal Singh said that the Malaysian Football Federation (FAM) has a reason to naturalize a foreign player and has an origin to increase the team’s strength, but the rest is too precarious.

Currently, FAM is being fiercely criticized for its naturalization policy that makes Malaysia become a multi-ethnic national team.

However, according to Ajitpal Singh, this is not so important because many teams in Asia also follow this shortcut policy to increase the strength of teams like Qatar has been successful at winning the Asian Cup 2019. Coming soon, with this multiracial force, Qatar is also the host of the 2022 World Cup.

However, Qatar differs from Malaysia in terms of financial potential and a vast system to continue recruiting young talent from all over the country, including in the country for long-term training, naturalization and provision for the team.

Meanwhile, Malaysia can only fulfill half of this policy, which is to naturalize players for the current goal, while the policy of training young players from states and clubs in the M-League system is completely blank.

Not to mention, the downside of the naturalization of foreign players and ancestry requires pressure on the Malaysian team to achieve the desired results.

Those are the goals of winning the AFF Cup this year, or having to get a spot at the 2023 Asian Cup and go on to the third qualifying round to compete for the 2022 World Cup.

If the naturalized and current-born players (about 6-7 players) help Malaysia to achieve the above achievements, then hope the situation will turn around and FAM has reason to urge the clubs and the Football Federation. State has further strengthened the training of young players. But this problem is not easy.

According to Ajitpal Singh, most clubs in Malaysia do not have the financial resources to focus on training young players. Most still live from season to season on funding mainly provided by the state and the states, completely autonomous or funded by donors, and if any, only a trickle.

In the M-League, there are only two clubs that have quality young players, Johor Darul Ta’zim and Selangor. While the National Football Development Planning Center (NFDP) has so far only produced 1 quality young player, Luqman Hakim Shamsudin.

But NFDP is no longer interested in this after coach Lim Teong Kim (who worked at the Bayern Munich Club Academy), specializing in training children, left due to the failure of the Asian U.16 tournament 2018.

Therefore, Ajitpal Singh thinks that the current asynchronous Malaysian football plan is too precarious. If Malaysia is going to succeed in the AFF Cup and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, it is just for now, but in the long run it will be a huge gap.

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Arsenal successfully recruited Brazilian young talent Gabriel Magalhaes

With a budget of 27 million pounds, Arsenal has surpassed many competitors to own midfielder Gabriel Magalhaes.

Last night, on the homepage, Arsenal announced that they had completed the procedure to recruit Lille midfielder Gabriel Magalhaes. The transfer price was not disclosed by Arsenal, but according to SkySport, the Gunners had to spend 27 million pounds on the deal. Young talent from Brazil signed a 5-year contract with Emirates Stadium.

To get Gabriel’s signature, Arsenal had to overcome many opponents, including Man Utd. The Old Trafford team aimed to recruit the 22-year-old midfielder to pair Harry Maguire, but Arsenal went ahead with the deal and won.

Arsenal Technical Director Edu is very pleased with the deal. After signing with Gabriel, the former Brazilian midfielder said, “We are delighted after signing Gabriel. This is a player that we have spent a lot of time watching”.

Evaluation of Gabriel, coach Mikel Arteta also confirmed that this is a very potential midfielder to shine at Arsenal.

“We welcome Gabriel to Arsenal very much. He has many important qualities that will help our defenders play better. Gabriel has proven his capabilities at Lille. We’d love to see the growth of him at Arsenal”, Coach Arteta said about his new student.

Gabriel Magalhaes grew up from the Avai club (Brazil) before coming to Lille in 2017. Over the past three seasons, this young talent has grown rapidly and became one of the best midfielders of Ligue 1. According to the newspaper For England, Gabriel chose Arsenal for Edu, who is also a Brazilian.

Gabriel’s presence is a significant addition to the Arsenal defense. Before that, the Gunners also returned midfielder William Saliba after the loan agreement ended at St Etienne. At Emirates Stadium, the Brazilian midfielder will wear the number 6 shirt and is likely to be part of the main squad of coach Arteta.

Gabriel is Arsenal’s second rookie this summer. Before that, the Gunners welcomed Chelsea midfielder Willian on a free transfer.

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The AFF Cup 2020 faces many challenges

Southeast Asia’s biggest tournament is expected to face unprecedented challenges.

At the end of March, the Southeast Asian Football Federation (AFF) announced to postpone and postpone a number of tournaments because of the COVID-19 epidemic. However, the AFF Cup 2020 remains on hold on the grounds that by the end of the year the epidemic may have been under control.

Recently, the Thailand Football Association’s (FAT) plan to soon return the Thai League (Thailand) Championship was not allowed by the government of this country. Thus, the Thai-League can only return in September as previously announced.

This makes the Thai-League more likely to kick in parallel with the AFF Cup 2020. At that time, Thai clubs will not release people for the Thai team (AFF Cup is not part of the FIFA competition system). Therefore, Thailand may not have the strongest squad for the AFF Cup 2020.

Not only Thailand, but also regional teams are “contagious” with the Thai-League schedule. Say that because the clubs in the Thai-League have a lot of Southeast Asian players. In which the most disadvantaged is the Philippines when half of the squad is playing in the Thai-League.

This plus the Philippine Government allowing only the country’s national championship to resume in December has put the Philippines in a tight situation. Perhaps that is why the Southeast Asian press recently rumored that the Philippines would withdraw from the AFF Cup 2020.

Equally troubled are Malaysia and Indonesia. The return of the unidentified national championship has made the plans of the Malaysian and Indonesian teams unfinished.

The Siam Sports newspaper (Thailand) has an article warning that the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia are resumed in September and October, which may take place in the empty field. And there is a lot of information that the AFF Cup 2020 taking place at the end of the year will also play inside the closed door.

The reason for the AFF Cup changed the format of the home and away game from the group stage to increase the number of fans coming to the field. Specifically, in the AFF Cup 2018, the average number of fans entering the field is nearly 30,000 people / game, nearly double that of the 2016 AFF Cup.

So, if the AFF Cup 2020 takes place in no-spectator condition, it will be a heavy blow to the tournament organizers. The problem is not in the ticket sales, but also in the vitality and soul of a tournament.

Even when the audience gets on the pitch, it is unlikely that everything in the AFF Cup 2020 will turn out as expected. Most countries have had difficulties after the COVID-19 epidemic, are fans still interested in football? With difficulties on and off the pitch, there are many rumors about the AFF Cup may be rescheduled.

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Top most famous players of Asian football (Part 3)

3. Shinji Kagawa

Is a Japanese professional soccer player playing for German club Borussia Dortmund and the Japanese national team. Kagawa started his professional career at home with Cerezo Osaka before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2010. Kagawa signed on a four-year contract for Manchester United. Two years later, he returned to Dortmund. A scoring midfielder, he is known for his “vision, technique, movement and ingenious path”. Kagawa holds the record for most appearances and goals by a Japanese player in UEFA club competitions.

Since making his international debut in May 2008, he has won more than 80 debuts. On November 29, 2012, Kagawa was named the Asian Football Federation International Player of the Year.

4. Atsuto Uchida

As a Japanese professional soccer player, who plays for J1 League club Kashima Antlers and the Japanese national soccer team as a right-back.

He is considered to be the best full-back in Japanese football. Uchida, with the Shalker 04 club, won the German Super Cup in 2010/2011. He also won the AFC football cup with the Japanese soccer team in 2011.

5. Tim Cahill

Is an Australian professional football player who plays for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League and Australian national team. Previously, he played for Millwall, Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown and Melbourne City. Cahill played as an attacking midfielder, but has also played as a transition on many occasions. A Box-to-box midfielder, Cahill has a style of play

Cahill is Australia’s top scorer, scoring 50 goals in 107 matches since 2004. [4] He was the first Australian to score at a World Cup. Cahill has scored in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and has scored the most of any Australian in the World Cup with five. In 2007, he became the first Australian player to score at the AFC Asian Cup. Cahill is known for his expertise with virtuous tactical vision, long range ability, abundant physical strength and tactical adaptations, Cahill has scored many goals with his head. He is famous for his way of eating the goal with the posture of boxing against the corner flag.

Cahill has for many years been in the main team of Everton, helping the team maintain an important position for a Europa League place on the Premier League rankings. In the Australian team colors, he was with the team that won the AFC Asian Cup Championship in 2015.

Cahill scored three goals in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign as Australia reached the third in a row.

On 5 March 2014, in a pre-World Cup friendly against Ecuador, Cahill became Australia’s top scorer with 31 goals, scoring twice in a 3-4 loss.

Cahill scored the only Australian goal in his opening match against Chile on June 13, 2014. England and the Portuguese stars are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Mexican defender Rafael Márquez, Dutch player Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben, German players Miroslav Klose and American Clint Dempsey are the only players to score in three consecutive World Cups: the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

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Japan: From small football to Asia’s No. 1 power

Many years ago, Japanese football used to refer to itself as a “small shoe”, but now, Japan is already Asia’s No. 1 football power, as well as the nearest football in Asia. to catch up with the world level.

Maybe the story of Japanese football comparing itself as a “small shoe” every year is just humility, because in 1968, Japan had a bronze medal in the Mexican Olympic men’s football content – an achievement beyond them. Korea was the only one who was re-established at the 2012 London Olympics.

However, many years ago, Japan was still inferior to some of the continent’s leading football, such as Korea, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, or even… Burma (today Myanmar).


It was not until 1992 that Japan won the Asian championship for the first time, compared with Korea’s first Asian championship in 1956, Iran in 1968, or Saudi Arabia in 1984.

It was not until 1998 that Japan attended the first World Cup finals, still behind Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

But the Japanese, after stepping to the top of continental football, they keep their form very steady. Since 1998, Japan has never been eliminated from the next World Cup finals. And today, almost one of Asia’s spots for the World Cup finals will be named in Japan.

Among the continent’s top football powers, including Japan, South Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Australia, excluding Australia joining AFC from Oceania, Japan won the Asian Cup at the latest, but after Champion, they win the next many times.

After the 1960 Asian Cup, Korea never returned to the top of Asia, which is nearly 60 years, Korea has not tasted the taste of the championship. For Iran, the last time they won the championship was in 1976, which means the waiting time is shorter than South Korea, but also… 43 years.


The two countries above also do not know when they will return to the top of Asian football, because in addition to competing with some emerging football, such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, with the new football joining AFC. This is Australia, they are especially difficult to compete with Japan.

Although success in football is not only limited to football, but also depends on the qualities of athletes, on the development of science and technology, for example, the improvement of human stature. . But first, footballers must still be pioneers of change.

Forming soccer academies and training facilities with a large scale, rules and inheritance is also a scientific job. Organizing an attractive, attractive and competitive domestic tournament, pyramid-shaped development (more teams than above) are also a scientific job …

At the beginning, Japanese players were not appreciated in terms of quality, compared to Iranian players in particular and West Asian players in general, compared to Korean players, North Korea, but later they improved. Gradually improve. In the beginning, the Japanese domestic championship was also quite meager, but the later it developed in the right direction.

No football background is a small football forever, if there is a desire and a methodical roadmap to fulfill your desire. The success of Japanese football over the past few decades has been the driving force behind Japan, the driving force to move forward.

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Top most famous players of Asian football (Part 2)

2. Ahn Jung-hwan

DAEGU, REPUBLIC OF KOREA: South Korean midfielder Ahn Jung-hwan celebrates his game tieing goal against the USA in their Group D match at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan in Daegu, 10 June 2002. The two teams finished in a 1-1 draw. AFP PHOTO/Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Is a former Korean soccer player and television personality. A legend of Korean football, he drew world attention by scoring a golden goal for Korea against Italy in the second round of the 2002 World Cup, and he was sacked from Italian club Perugia together. due to not meeting expectations.

Ahn also played for clubs in Japan, France, Germany and China, and was selected for Korea in two more World Cups, in 2006 and 2010. After retiring as a soccer player, he became a television presenter (JTBC’s Please Take Care of My) and a football commentator.

Anh married former Miss Korea Lee Hye-won in 2001 and received this nickname by kissing his wedding ring after every goal he scored.

Unlike football, Ahn is noted for her model-like appearance and has appeared in many make-up commercials. Korean media often show a similar facial appearance between the soccer player and actor Cha In-pyo. He said that as a pure compliment.

3. Heung Min Son

He is the most famous Korean football player today. As a Korean professional football player, who plays as a winger or a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captain of the Korean national team.

Son completed his development at Hamburger SV, where he made his Bundesliga debut in Germany in 2010. In 2013, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen for a record 10 million euros and played for the club in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League. Two years later, he signed for Tottenham for £ 22 million, becoming the most expensive Asian player in history, during his time at Tottenham he became Asia’s top scorer in Premier history. League.

Since 2010, Son has represented Korea at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups and is South Korea’s highest scorer at the World Cup. He also represented Korea at the 2018 Asian Games, where the team won the gold medal as well as the 2011 and 2015 editions of the AFC Asian Cup, ending the 2015 season as he received the award “best young player of the Premier League”.