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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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Son Heung Min shocked the Premier League: Going straight to the first title? (Part 2)

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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Son Heung Min shocked the Premier League: Going straight to the first title? (Part 1)

Son Heung Min is on his way to becoming a monument at Tottenham. Will the poker hit against Southampton be the start of a journey for him to win a title for the first time for Spurs?

Son Heung Min is not a less talented player, but he can hardly reach the level of Mohamed Salah or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. That is why Son compensates with hard work, and most importantly, simplicity in action.

The main factor that helps Son kick anywhere is because he always practices to develop his basic skills as a whole. He practiced kicking & passing well with both feet, tried to speed up and chose the position without the ball, practiced to control a narrow space and participated in the dispute. Focusing on the basics of the training ground, Son also brings a simple mindset to the game.

Perhaps among the current Premier League strikers, Son is the most direct and simplest player. He passed simply and moved wide around the opponent’s penalty area waiting for his chance to finish without ever extending the ball. In a quick counter-attack, Son’s speed is truly a nightmare for any center-back no matter how fast.

And he also brings a necessary energy source in the defensive front. Son, with Kane since taking up the position at Tottenham, have often made more fouls than defenders, because Spurs’ defense starts from the striker. Son is particularly good at cutting passes, he is the one who cuts the most passes among Tottenham strikers in the Premier League season 2019/20.

Son is fortunate again to come to a club like Tottenham, coach Mauricio Pochettino and his pressing style makes Son more valuable and now Jose Mourinho is even more important to him because of his fast and not colorful style. . Pochettino held Son to stay when he was about to leave for Germany after the bad first season of 2015/16, and Mourinho since taking the lead has not once criticized Son.

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LPGA Tour is without the Korean star group

Drive on Championship – the first event on the LPGA Tour’s rematch schedule – does not feature four Korean golfers in the world’s top 10.

Drive on Championship was held at Inverness Stadium, par71, in Ohio. The prize consists of 54 holes, with a prize fund of one million USD. It was added to the new schedule by the LPGA Tour to provide more competitive opportunities for member golfers after the translation break.

Drive on Championship brings together seven golfers from the top 20 in the world. But in this group, Korea has up to eight people and are absent for the same reason: afraid of nCoV. Particularly in the top 10, Korea has Ko Jin Young (number 1 in the world), Park Sung Hyun (3), Sei Young Kim (6) and Kim Hyo Joo (10).

However, the list of 144 golfers at Inverness Stadium still has many American and international stars on the Rolex Ranking. The indigenous group is led by Nelly Korda (2), Danielle Kang (4), Lexi Thompson (9), and internationally are Minjee Lee (8) and Carlota Ciganda (15). Inverness will also host the 2021 Solheim Cup between the US and European women’s team.

“Waiting for that long is enough. We are all excited when we get back on the field. There are many people taking the rhythm right away, but there are also some members who are not secure enough. I personally welcome all individuals to choose the right thing. right for yourself and those around you”, LPGA Tour Special Envoy Mike Whan commented on the new schedule.

Not only skipping Drive on Championship, Korean stars in the top 10 Rolex Rankings also ignore the next three closed rounds, including the Marathon Classic of the same state, the Ladies Scottish Open and the major Women’s British Open, all in Scotland. And thus, Park Inbee, ranked 11th, is the highest ranked golfer in the world scheduled to attend major in Scotland. She won this award in the 2015 tournament in the seven major collection.

“Due to concerns about the Covid-19 situation in the UK, Ko Jin Young did not attend the Women’s British Open. She hopes to return to the US to play the LPGA Tour, but have no concrete plans yet. We are in Korea to avoid infection and wait for positive progress in the US, “Ko Jin Young’s representative – Han Hyomin – told Golf Channel.

During the time of reluctant respiration, Ko and Park returned to their hometown, also participating in the domestic professional system of KLPGA, as the arena was open from mid-May. There, Ko finished 45th at Lotte Cantata Ladies Open and sixth at major domestic Korea Women’s Open. And Park only played the major KLPGA Championship and didn’t cut it.

After the Scotland tour, the LPGA Tour returned to the US with a series of six events from late August to early October, including two majors including ANA Inspiration and Women’s PGA Championship. And Korean stars have yet to finalize their plans to attend. In this prestigious group of events, Korean players have won 19 out of 39 recent tournaments.

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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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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).

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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.

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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 5 Asian stars that make Son Heung-min look up (Part 2)

3. Shunsuke Nakamura

Famous for the colors of Reggina, Italy, but the peak of Nakamura’s career was in Scotland – where he played for Celtic in four seasons, won three national championships and contributed 34 goals in 166 appearances.

Possessing a “magical” left leg and a sorrowful penalty kick, Nakamura was once dubbed the “Beckham of Japan”.

He owns a massive career with a total of 716 appearances in five different club colors. Nakamura also had 98 caps for the national team, scoring 24 goals.

4. Hidetoshi Nakata

Adding another name becomes the pride in the history of Japanese football in particular and Asia in general. The name of the legend born in 1977 is associated with the golden age of Serie A – where he used to wear five clubs, winning noble titles such as Serie A (Roma, 2001) and Coppa Italia (2002).

Before that, he was the owner of two Asian Golden Ball titles in 1997 and 1998.

Nakata is also a rare player in Asia in the Top 100 FIFA best players. In addition, he has 77 caps for the Japanese national team, attending three World Cups.

5. Cha Bum Kun

Cha Bum Kun is the first player in Korean football history to go abroad to play football, and stick to his entire career in the Bundesliga.

In 1978, he moved to Darmstadt Club. But it was not until he joined Eintracht Frankfurt a year later that his talent broke.

In the four seasons played here, this legendary striker is an irreplaceable pillar, playing 156 games and scoring up to 58 goals. Together with Frankfurt, Cha Bum Kun won a UEFA Cup championship (1980) and a German National Cup (1981).

In 1983, Cha Bum Kun joined Bayer Leverkusen. There, he won another UEFA Cup in 1988. In the national colors, he played 135 games, contributing 58 goals.

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Top 5 Asian stars that make Son Heung-min look up (Part 1)

It is too early to say Son is the best Asian player of all time. Let’s take a look at the Asian superstars who roamed the world grass fields.

Son Heung-min is the most prominent Asian football player in the world. The Korean striker possesses stature and skills that are superior to colleagues from the world’s most populous continent.

However, the 26-year-old striker will still have a lot of effort if he wants to match the Asian legends that have been the storm in football history.

1. Shinji Kagawa

Borussia Dortmund lost only € 350,000 to recruit Kagawa from Japan’s Cerezo Osaka Club in 2010. He immediately shone and made a major contribution to helping the Ruhr team win two Bundesliga titles (2011, 2012), along with It was a German National Cup (2012).

Dazzling form helped Kagawa open the door to Manchester United in the summer of 2012. Here, although not as successful as expected, he still left a mark with six goals, including a hat-trick.

In the Japanese national shirt, Kagawa played a total of 95 matches, scored 31 goals and won the Asian Cup in 2011.

2. Park Ji-sung

Many experts and prestigious newspapers in the world think that Park Ji Sung is the best Asian player in the history of world football because of what he has done in Manchester United.

Despite playing at the same time with the world’s top superstars, under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, the Korean midfielder still became an important factor in the Golden Age’s golden age.

At Old Trafford, Park Ji Sung has 205 appearances, contributing 27 goals. He is the only Asian player in history to ever lift the Champions League in 2008.

In addition, “Three-lungs” also owns four Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.

In the Korean national colors, he played even 100 matches, scored 13 goals and had reached the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup.

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Filipino football only focuses on the national team

In a country where football is not a national sport like basketball or volleyball, the Filipino team has never received much appreciation from neighboring countries to the people in the country.

If football in this country gets to be focused, it will be for the national team instead of the young level like U23.

This can be seen most clearly through the U16 AFF Cup. The youngster of the Philippines representative lost 5/5 matches, scored 3 goals and conceded 30 goals, considering the table.

When considering whether the Philippines should compete in the men’s football content ASIAD or not, Secretary General of the Football Association of this country, Mr. Ed Gastanes issued a statement: “The managers of the Philippines prepare for ASIAD, headed by the Philippines Olympic Committee (POC), does not approve the football game, the criteria set out in the ASIAD team sports, the Philippines must be in the top 4 of Asia to be accepted to participate. projections”.

“The Philippines football federation sent a request to bring the men’s and women’s football teams to the Asian Games, but the POC rejected the proposal,” Mr Gastanes added.

With such clear rules, the Philippines Football Federation was forced to grind the men’s team at home and focus on preparing for the next tournament at the national team level. This can also be considered as a reasonable move for the island nation to put their full strength on the AFF Cup front to start in two months.

Philippines now choose to send troops to training at an intensive training center in Bahrain, where they will have two friendly matches with the national team of this country to be ready to conquer the AFF Cup for the first time in history.

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Who are the top 10 stars expected to compete for the Golden Ball 2020?

The Bleacher Report page made an early prediction of the Top 10 Golden Ball 2020 soon after the 2019 Golden Ball was awarded to Messi at the end of last year.

Lionel Messi broke the equilibrium in the Golden Ball competition with Cristiano Ronaldo last year when he had his sixth lift to receive this noble award. They also appeared on the list of players predicted by Bleacher Report to be included in this year’s Top 10 Golden Balls.

Even the prestigious American sports website predicts Messi will continue to receive the highest award from France Football magazine this year to become the first player to win 7 Golden Balls.

Bleacher Report said that Messi was still the heart of Barca, the player that the team could always rely on and he always knowed how to score when necessary.

Bleacher Report even predicts Messi will help Barca win the Champions League this season and win the first trophy with the Argentina team in the Copa America that has been delayed because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo was not appreciated after finishing third in the 2019 Golden Ball race. The Portuguese striker won the domestic title at Juventus but was not enough to compete for the award.

According to the judgment, Ronaldo only has the opportunity to win the Golden Ball this year when helping Juventus win the Champions League, or with the Portuguese team to win Euro 2020 (also delayed because of the COVID-19 epidemic).

Top 10 Golden Ball 2020 according to Bleacher Report’s prediction

1. Lionel Messi

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Sadio Mane

4. Virgil van Dijk

5. Antoine Griezmann

6. Kylian Mbappe

7. Kevim de Bruyne

8. Neymar

9. Eden Hazard

10. Robert Lewandowski