Son Heung-min, who plays as a “captain” for both the South Korean national soccer team and his team Tottenham Hotspur, was named on the top 5 list of the best captains.
On the 24th, British media “Sports Kida” selected five of the best captains among the players who became captains in each league this season, saying, “The team’s captain in soccer has a special role and responsibility on and off the field.”
The top five selected by the media included Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk Real Madrid’s Nacho Fernandez Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes Chelsea’s Rhys James.
Regarding the background of Son Heung-min’s selection as captain, the media said, “With former captain Hugo Lloris scheduled to leave the club, many expected Harry Kane to be Tottenham’s new captain. However, Kane’s transfer to Bayern Munich created a gap in the team’s leadership, he explained.
“Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou hoped things would go smoothly, and he decided to captain Son Heung-min,” he said. “Son Heung-min, who has played for Tottenham since the 2015-2016 season, is a popular player for both players and fans.”
“Son Heung-min combined with Kane and scored 145 goals in 374 games,” he said. “Tottenham, where Harry Kane left, has become highly dependent on Son Heung-min.” “The club will expect Kane’s share of scoring from Son Heung-min, who was newly appointed captain,” he added.
Earlier on the 12th, Tottenham announced on the club’s official website that Son Heung-min was appointed as Tottenham’s new captain. It is the first time in 11 years that a South Korean player has worn the EPL captain’s armband since Park Ji-sung became the captain at Queens Park Rangers in the 2012-2013 season.
Son Heung-min said, “It’s a great honor to captain a huge club,” adding, “I’m surprised and proud.” It’s a new season, a new start. I will give everything for this shirt and armband,” he said.
James Madison and Christian Romero were selected as vice captains to help Son Heung-min. 스포츠토토