Son Heung-min, who scored eight offensive points (four goals and four assists) during the month of December, was included in the Premier League’s Player of the Month candidate.
The Premier League secretariat announced on its official website on Monday (Korea time) the eight candidates for the Premier League’s December 2023-24 season. Son Heung-min, who scored a whopping eight offensive points in December alone with four goals and four assists, is undoubtedly among the candidates.
In addition to Son Heung-min, Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth), Liverpool key right back Trent Alexander Arnold, Hwang Hee-chan’s colleague Matheus Cunha (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Mohamed Kudus (West Ham United), Michael Olise (Crystal Palace), Cole Palmer (Chelsea) and Marcos Sennessey (Bournemouth) were also named.
Son Heung-min is most likely to win the award. Son scored a goal in the last game of 2023 against Bournemouth on April 31, and recorded eight offensive pointers in a month.
Starting with one goal and one assist in an away match against Manchester City in round 14, which ended in a 3-3 draw, Son had one goal and two assists in the match against Newcastle United in round 16, leading the team to a landslide 4-1 victory. Since then, he has scored two goals and one assist in three matches in round 18-20, and recorded a whopping eight offensive points during the month of December.
No player has scored more offensive points than Son. After Son, six players are Solanke, Palmer, and Cunha. Solanke has scored six goals. He has scored more goals than Son, but lacks assistance. Fellow Cunha Hwang Hee-chan also scored three goals and three assists, with six ball points. Palmer recorded four goals and two assists. Olise was followed by Cunha with four goals and one attack point, followed by Cunha with four goals. Senesi and Alexander Arnold recorded three goals each with two goals and one goal and two assists.
The best performance of the team was Alexander Arnold, who had four wins and two draws in six games. Arnold also scored one goal and two assists, and finished three of six games without allowing a single goal, showing perfect performance in both offense and defense. However, as he is selecting the player of the month, Son Heung-min, who is ahead of his individual performance, is likely to win the award.
If he wins the Player of the Month award in December over his prominent competitors, Son will win his second Premier League Player of the Month award this season alone since last September. Son scored six goals in four games in a month in September, earning his fourth career Premier League Player of the Month award.
Son Heung-min, who was selected as the player of the month for the first time in September 2016, won the player of the month award for the fourth time in about 35 months after winning the award in April 2017 and October 2020. With four wins in total, he is on par with world-class players by tying the number of wins with Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergamp and Frank Lampard.
Another win would tie Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, and Mohamed Salah, and give them a chance to beat six-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Steven Gerrard. The seventh inning includes Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min played as the best scorer in the team, moving back and forth between the front line and the side after Harry Kane left Tottenham last summer and moved to Germany’s most prestigious Bayern Munich.
In the first three matches, he played in the left wing as before. Having focused on making dedicated movements and goal chans by portraying himself as a playmaker, Son has displayed robust performance since early September last year as one-top player in the 4-2-3-1 formation, beating out Hisharlisson. He scored nine goals until he returned to the left wing in mid-April, including an explosive hat-trick in his first match as a one-top player against Burnley.
Since then, he has steadily accumulated points. In the match against Newcastle United in the 16th round, he returned as a left winger and scored his 10th goal in the league, displaying robust scoring capacity regardless of position. His 10th goal in the match against Newcastle was also a double-digit goal in the league for eight consecutive seasons from the 2016-17 season.
If Son Heung-min wins this time, he is expected to hear the news of the award once again in another country following the “Player of the Month” in September. It is because he is currently preparing for the Qatar Asian Cup by joining the Korean national soccer team led by Jürgen Klinsmann. Son Heung-min was also informed of the award when he stayed in Korea due to the A match in September.
The league’s double-digit score for eight consecutive seasons is a milestone with only seven players in the Premier League’s 31-year history, which began in the 1992-93 season. Son Heung-min finished the 2022-23 season with 10 goals and six assists in the aftermath of a sports hernia injury, but his revival this season tied the score last season in 16 rounds.
Son Heung-min, who scored his 11th goal against Everton in the 18th round, added his 12th goal in Tottenham’s last game of 2023 against Bournemouth in the 20th round, and now has 12 goals and 5 assists at the end of the first half.
He was recognized by various media as one of the best performers in the first half of the season, including being selected as one of the best 11 players in the first half of the season.
Son Heung-min is looking forward to winning his fifth career 헤라카지노 Player of the Month award after the best 11 in the first half.
Meanwhile, the name of striker Hisharlisson, who led Tottenham’s rise with Son Heung-min in December, was missing from the list of candidates for this “Player of the Month.”
Starting with two goals in the match against Newcastle United in the 16th round, Hisharlisson scored a total of five goals, including one in the match against Nottingham Forest in the 17th round, one in the match against Everton in the 18th round, and one in the match against Bournemouth in the 20th round. Tottenham won all of the matches he scored.
Although he may not win the final award, he was expected to be a strong competitor for Son Heung-min, but surprisingly he was excluded.
Hisalisson himself seems to have high expectations. He even left a comment on his official Premier League channel. Hisalisson left a gif of him sliding on the ground. He apparently expressed his regret. His fans also comforted him, saying that he was robbed.
After only one goal and three assists early this season, Hisharlisson went to the operating table and rested for a month. He returned to the team in mid-April, pushing Son Heung-min back as a left winger and playing hard as a striker, but only to return was an “empty hand.”