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Which club suffered the most from the Tourmalet?

The most intense race as the annual Premier League always creates difficulties and pressure for every team in England.

This year, two names that have difficulty with the Big Six’s schedule are Tottenham and Man City.

The period from early December to mid-January in the Premier League has so far been known to live football viewers as the most fierce “Tourmalet” of European football. The teams in the planet number 1 tournament always have to play with tremendous intensity at this stage. This year is no exception.

Recently, the Daily Mail has made statistics about which team in the Big Six will suffer the heaviest schedule in the upcoming Tourmalet stage. Accordingly, Tottenham and Man City are the two clubs that suffer the most when they not only play many games but also have the least time to rest.

Specifically, the first name facing nightmare in the coming time is Tottenham. The London Rooster will play a total of 12 matches but only have a total of 27 days off, meaning the players are only allowed to rest about 2.25 days between matches. Similarly, Man City also plays with the same number of matches as Spurs, but they only get 1 day off.

In contrast to the two teams above, Liverpool is the most “leisurely” name of the Big Six in the important turn of the season. The Port City team only played a total of 9 matches and had 31 days off, meaning they will get an average of 3.44 days off before each match. In addition to the defending champions, Chelsea also has a breathable schedule when the Blues also play a total of 9 matches and have 30 days off.

Man Utd will play a total of 11 matches in the same time period, but these two clubs have 30 days off, which means the average holiday between matches is 2.72. Similarly Arsenal when the Gunners have the same number of matches as Man Utd and the same number of days off as Liverpool.

Experts predict football that the occurrence of this difference comes from the Carabao Cup arena. Specifically, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all stopped at this playground, while both Tottenham, Man City and Man Utd were present in the semi-finals.

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Son Heung Min is the best finishing striker in Europe

Son Heung Min is Europe’s best finishers, while the two elders Ronaldo and Messi may be ashamed to review their own results.

Son Heung Min is having a wonderful start to the season with Tottenham in the Premier League. The Korean striker has 11 goals and 4 assists in the 2020/21 Premier League after only 14 appearances. Currently, Tottenham’s No. 7 is ranked second in the list of “Top Scorer” with 2 goals less than Liverpool’s leader Mo Salah (13 goals).

One point worth noting is that Mourinho’s Tottenham is not an aggressive team. Therefore, Son Heung Min has only released 25 finishes after 14 matches, equivalent to an average of less than 2 times / game. Therefore, the Korean striker’s 11-goal record is even more valuable.

According to statistics, Son Heung Min is the player capable of converting the number of shots into the best goals in Europe’s top 5 leagues (for players with 9 or more goals) with the ratio 44% (25 shots, 11 goals).

To make it clearer, let’s also look at Mo Salah’s goal conversion rate. The Egyptian striker launched 47 shots, but only scored 13 goals, equivalent to 27.66%, which means that the performance is far behind Son Heung Min.

Or like Jamie Vardy, a player with the same number of goals as Son Heung Min, has a 31.4% rate, the fourth best in Europe’s top five leagues.

Two players with records close to Son Heung Min are Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan). Both have 34% conversion rates of shots into goals, still less than the Korean striker about 10%. Young talent Erling Haaland (Dortmund) is closely behind with a 33% record.

Two contemporary football superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) and Leo Messi (Barcelona), both have quite bad achievements. The Portuguese superstar has 51 shots in just 10 games and has 12 goals, equivalent to a conversion rate of 23.5%.

The Barcelona captain did not even have 9 goals to be considered in this list. Currently, Messi has only 7 goals in La Liga after 85 finishes, which means the conversion rate is only 8.23%. This explains why Barcelona is struggling in La Liga when the team’s brightest star is forgetting to score.

Coming back to Son Heung Min, this ratio shows that the Korean striker is in extremely high scoring form. Not only that, Tottenham’s No. 7 also likes to score goals against big teams. MU, Man City, Liverpool or Arsenal are all victims of Son Heung Min this season. If you continue to promote, the Korean striker will soon turn to a new page of his career.

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FIFA The Best 2020 belongs to Lewandowski

The FIFA The Best 2020 award went to Robert Lewandowski after the ceremony was held at dawn on December 18.

Robert Lewandowski beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the FIFA Player of the Year award – The Best 2020.

Lewandowski had a stellar season, winning a historic treble with Bayern Munich including Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup champions. Now, he is rewarded with the highest FIFA award.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino personally presented the recognized award from July 2019 to October 2020 to the Polish striker on Thursday night.

After being announced as the best male player, Lewandowski shared his feelings: “If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, it’s unbelievable and it means. that means a lot to me.”

FIFA President Gianni Infantino presents the award to Lewandowski. “A long time ago, I remember I yearn for something like this and now I can win such an award. This really means that no matter where you come from, all that matters is what you put into it”.

Lewandowski scored 55 goals in just 47 games last season, including 15 goals in 10 games as Bayern won the Champions League.

It’s no surprise that the 32-year-old won the title of top scorer in the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League last season.

Lewandowski’s win means all five FIFA The Best winners since their start in 2016 are in their 30s.

List of awards:

FIFA Male Player: Robert Lewandowski

FIFA Women’s Player of the Year: Lucy Bronze

FIFA Men’s Best Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer

FIFA Women’s Best Goalkeeper: Sarah Bouhaddi

FIFA men’s best coach: Jurgen Klopp

FIFA’s best female coach: Sarina Wiegman

Puskas Award: Son Heung-min

Best men’s squad: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Ramos, Davies; Kimmich, De Bruyne, Thiago; Messi, Lewandowski, Ronaldo

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Son Heung Min received the same salary as Kane, stayed at Tottenham until 34 years old?

Tottenham made no secret of its intention to turn Son Heung Min into the team’s monument with a long-term contract with a huge salary.

A source from Fabrizio Romano, a writer of European football, confirmed that the contract renewal negotiations between Tottenham and Son Heung Min are going smoothly. Although the old contract is still valid until 2023, “Rooster” still wants to ensure his future with the Korean striker.

Earlier, in October, Football Insider revealed that Son Heung Min would sign a contract in January 2021, his new salary also increased from £ 140,000 / week to £ 200,000 / week, excluding bonuses (about 6.1 billion), which is equivalent to what Harry Kane is receiving.

In addition, the new contract can help Son Heung Min stick with Tottenham for another 5-6 years, when he was 34 years old. Obviously, “Rooster” does not conceal the intention of turning the Korean striker into a monument of the team.

“There are many positive signals about the contract renewal process. Both sides almost reached an agreement, the new contract can last 5-6 years. Everyone is looking forward to this, Son is also very happy at Tottenham. Everything will be done in a few weeks”, said Fabrizio Romano.

Son Heung Min joined Tottenham in 2015, scoring 98 goals / 247 matches in all competitions. In the 2020/21 season, the Korean striker continued to play well when he contributed 10 goals in the Premier League. The 28-year-old superstar merged with Harry Kane into the best “close parallel” in the history of the tournament. Currently the two have together created 31 goals in the Premier League, the only achievement less than legendary Chelsea duo Frank Lampard – Didier Drogba (36 goals).

In addition to expertise, Son Heung Min also has great commercial value thanks to his reputation spreading throughout the Korean homeland to Asian countries.

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Chelsea left Kane & Son Heung Min stunned

Chelsea became the first team to stop Tottenham’s scoring streak in the Premier League thanks to the defense of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea and Tottenham were unable to find a goal in the most remarkable big battle of the Premier League round 10. With a squad of both sides in high form combined with the tactical certainty of both manager Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho, both defenses have been impenetrable despite some delicious opportunities. appearance.

This is an unusual match for both sides because each team has played quite coherently since the beginning of the season and scored regularly in the Premier League. Until this match, Chelsea had only one game without scoring (against MU) and the same thing was Tottenham (against Everton), and each team had high-form strikers like Werner, Kane and Son Heung Min. .

But if Tottenham defended with the familiar Jose Mourinho style, Chelsea played for most of this match and still faced a few dangerous Spurs counterattacks. However, they have successfully kept a clean sheet thanks to the certainty of the defenders quartet, the form of the back line continues to be the driving force for Chelsea to be in the championship competition group.

Especially since there was goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in the wooden frame, Chelsea has achieved defensive achievements that they never had when Kepa started. The last Tottenham draw was the 5th match in the Premier League this season, Mendy kept a clean sheet, thereby leading him to lead the league in this category. He has only conceded 3 goals and has kept a clean sheet in 8/11 matches.

With midfielder Thiago Silva – Kurt Zouma defending front, Mendy and the Chelsea defenders ended the scoring streak of Tottenham’s Kane & Son, as Spurs has consistently scored in the Premier League since the game. lost to Everton early in the season. Chelsea has the second least conceding record with 10 goals (Tottenham conceded 9 goals), but up to 9 of them have come in the match Kepa and Willy Caballero started.

Although Chelsea spent more than £ 200 million buying troops this summer and so far almost every rookie has proven worthwhile, no one is leaving a bigger mark than Edouard Mendy, because even if Thiago Silva played, Chelsea still conceded 3 goals against West Brom because of Kepa. Chelsea’s defense is equally sure when they first started being led by Mourinho, and the great success is thanks to the reliable temple guard.

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The Southeast Asian Club Championship will be held in 2022

On November 27, the Football Association of Southeast Asia (AFF) has released the latest announcement on the schedule for the 2021 tournaments. Accordingly, the Southeast Asian Clubs Championship (ACC) will be held in 2022.

According to the AFF, many international, regional and domestic tournaments have been postponed and stopped in 2020, including: FIFA World Cup qualifiers, AFC tournaments, AFF Suziki Cup. In addition to international tournaments, clubs and players also have national tasks to complete next year, before they can participate in new leagues.

In addition to international tournaments, clubs and players also have national tasks to complete next year, before they can participate in new leagues.

“Many countries have issues that need to be addressed and resolved, along with the uncertainty of the 2021 schedule, after reaching agreement with the partners, AFF decided to move the launch of the ACC tournament. to 2022 ”, AFF President Khiev Sameth shared.

“The ACC tournament is an important part of the development strategy of the region, and we all agree that changing the staging time to 2022 is the right decision at this point. Because if the organization this time will have to change the format of the competition and may cause many difficulties, as well as difficult to create an attractive tournament for the members to attend ”.

Despite postponing the launch of the tournament, AFF will prepare and soon announce the logo and the Cup. AFF is aiming to host a prestigious club tournament by 2022, with teams from national championships. ACC’s schedule will be announced after the international match schedule and national championships 2021-2022 have been agreed.

ACC will be a tournament that brings together the top 12 clubs in Southeast Asia, becoming the next prestigious tournament in the region, following the success of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

“After agreeing with the partners, AFF decided to postpone the launch of the ACC tournament to 2022. The ACC tournament is an important part of the development strategy of the region and we agree that, changing the organization time to 2022 is the right decision at this point”, said AFF President Khiev Sameth.

Despite postponing the tournament’s debut, AFF will prepare and soon announce the Championship and Cup logo. AFF is aiming to host a prestigious tournament, bringing together the top 12 clubs in Southeast Asia, to become the region’s next prestigious tournament, following the success of the AFF Suzuki Cup. The championship club can receive prizes up to 500,000 USD.

ACC’s schedule will be announced after the 2021/2022 national championship and international competition schedule is agreed.

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Mourinho snatched Son Heung-min’s words to praise Kane

Son Heung-min was in an interview after making Premier League poker, when suddenly coach Jose Mourinho stepped in and said Harry Kane was the best player.

Son was interviewed by the BBC after a 5-2 win in the second round of the Premier League at Southampton’s field. This match, the Korean striker scored four goals and was voted “Best Player”. All of those goals were created by Harry Kane. He is also the remaining author of Tottenham’s desk.

While Son was listening to the question, Jose Mourinho suddenly dropped his head and said “Best player of the match, Harry Kane”.

“I would say Harry is the best player in the match, because he scored one goal and four assists,” replied the 1992-born striker. “We have been playing together for a long time. This is the sixth season. We understand each other, want to maintain a good relationship both on and off the pitch. I think we are always working to improve our relationship. We may not be the perfect striker, even to make it better now, but both he and I are aiming for a perfect relationship.

According to Opta statistics, this is the first time in the history of the Premier League, a player to assist a teammate to score four goals in a match.

Kane is the first English player to create four goals in a single game, and is the sixth to do so in the Premier League. He was also the first player to imprint on five goals in a single game since Mohamed Salah, who scored four and assisted one in Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat of Watford in the Premier League in March 2018.

Meanwhile, Son’s first three goals make him the fourth player in Premier League hat-trick history with just one assistant. The four goals that Kane created for Son to score against Southampton also helped the duo have 24 combined goals since 2015. They have thus become the best attacking pair in the Premier League at the same time.

Son personally became the 28th player in history to ever score four goals in a Premier League match. Just six cases have twice made poker, including Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Lampard, Yakubu Ayegbeni and Serrgio Aguero.

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The case of Son Heung Min can spread Covid-19

Son Heung Min is at risk of contracting Covid-19 after 4 Korean players are positive.

South Korea is in a state of turmoil, while the team gathered in Austria to prepare for two friendly matches against Mexico and Qatar. According to news from the press of this country, 4 players Jo Hyun-Woo, Kwon Chang-Hoon, Hwang Inbeom and Lee Dong Joon along with one of the team’s entourage were Covid-19 positive and had to be told immediately. glass.

The source said that the Korean Football Federation (KFA) tried to create a safe gathering area for the country’s team, but in the end things were not guaranteed. The station was a hotel but the nearby training ground was an open training ground and could be accessed by outsiders, and the locals were quite indifferent to wearing masks. page even took photos of the Korean team practicing and a stranger was still running on the field.

It is known that the location that the KFA has chosen for South Korea to be stationed is actually in an area that was recently blocked by an outbreak, so they had to change locations urgently. In addition to the new destination being a place where epidemic prevention is loose, the KFA has also been criticized for choosing Austria to focus on while they have done a good job of epidemic prevention in the K-League (all year), only 1 player is positive).

And the issue that is of greatest concern to Premier League fans in general and Tottenham fans in particular is Son Heung Min. According to journalist Lee Hanshin working with Korean Tel, Son has been in contact with one of the positive players and he is currently on quarantine to wait for the test results.

In the very lucky case, Son will also have to quarantine for 1 week, that is if 2 or 3 consecutive test results show he is negative. If the striker is positive, he must be isolated for 14 days before being tested again.

Immediately after the gathering of this team, Son Heung Min will join Tottenham to welcome Man City on Saturday night, November 21 in the Premier League. If there is at least 1 week of isolation, Son will almost certainly not be able to attend this important great battle, a match where if he wins Tottenham will temporarily climb to the top of the table while Leicester City prepare to meet Liverpool (Sunday night).

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The title era of Son Heung Min (Part 2)

Tottenham does not seem to have reached the strength of a champion, although it is impossible to say anything about the form of the Premier League giants this season as each side has soon revealed cracks in their armor.

Even champions Liverpool have lost Virgil Van Dijk and are leaving defensive concerns, so Tottenham’s hope is still there.

But the biggest chances for Tottenham seem to lie in the cup fronts. They are proving very strong in the Europa League as well as continuing to maintain the League Cup & FA Cup front. Coach Jose Mourinho in his career always attaches great importance to the League Cup arena, so it would not be surprising if he decides to join his students on that front if it is the only chance for Spurs to have the title.

Mourinho is using Son in the best way of his career by not only getting along well with Harry Kane, but also by the powerful support from full-backs like Sergio Reguilon and Serge Aurier. And he also has a B option for attackers, with Carlos Vinicius, Erik Lamela, Gareth Bale, Steven Bergwijn to keep Son, Kane and Lucas Moura strong without affecting the gameplay.

Everything is ideal for Son Heung Min and the rest is just how long he will continue to maintain his current form. Certainly the opponents have started to pay attention to him and Kane and the attacking style of Spurs, and the difficulty from now on will only increase. But those are the necessary challenges for Son to deserve the acclaim that he is “Asian Ronaldo”.

And if this season, Son helped Tottenham win the Premier League and won himself a personal title as top scorer, Son Heung Min will surely be praised no less than the Portuguese version of Ronaldo.

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The title era of Son Heung Min (Part 1)

8 goals after 6 games, that is the number of Son Heung Min leading the list of Premier League top scorer in 2020/21 season.

Not Salah, Mane, Sterling, Aguero, Werner, Jamie Vardy, Aubameyang Rashford or Martial. Son Heung Min contributes 50% of the goals for Tottenham, and 8 of his goals are equal to the number of goals scored by both Arsenal and Man City.

Ronaldo in the 2007/08 boom season for MU, the season that helped him win the first Golden Ball in his career, did not start as well as Son when he still had no goals for MU after the 6th round of the Premier League. This is Son’s sixth season in the Premier League and he has scored 61 goals in 166 games, while Ronaldo has 84 goals in 196 games. Son will have to end the season at 31 goals to balance Ronaldo’s performance, he has to score 23 more.

In the history of football, there has been a rare Asian striker that has created a great dispute for the top scorer in a European league, except for Cha Bum Kun, another South Korean player who still has a record. No. 1 Asian striker in Bundesliga history. Even at the peak of the form for Bayer Leverkusen, Cha Bum Kun still has only 17 goals in the 1985/86 season, the most and still stands below 3 other strikers.

But with Son Heung Min, the opportunity is ahead of him to become the first Asian player to win the Premier League top scorer. The competition is certainly fierce because Aubameyang, Salah, Ings, Vardy and recently Calvert-Lewin are all able to catch up, but Son is in an era of top form and Kane’s support, like Ronaldo and Rooney.

This will be an unpredictable season for the Premier League because we have seen surprises like Everton and Aston Villa climbing to the top of the chart, or Leeds just taking the top 4 despite having just promoted. Particularly with Tottenham, they won bold victories in the Europa League and defeated MU 6-1, but in the middle of those results was being held by Newcastle, which was a 3-3 draw against West Ham despite leading 3-0.