‘It’s better than Conte’, the cool-headed head coach’s ‘go to the bench’ decision, saved SON
- on Feb 20, 2023
“It was difficult, but I had to make a decision.”
Should we say that Tottenham head coach Christian Stelleni’s cold-hearted decision saved Son Heung-min?토토사이트
Tottenham won 2-0 against West Ham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the 20th (Korean time). Emerson scored the opening goal in the 11th minute of the second half, followed by Sheng Heung-Min, who came on as a substitute in the second half, scored the key goal.
Heung-Min Son has faced a lot of criticism this season. It is because he is nowhere to be found as the top scorer last season. He only scored 4 goals in the league before the match against West Ham. Public opinion that Son Heung-min should be excluded from the selection began to precede.
Tottenham coach Antonio Conte returned to action in the first leg of the European Champions League round of 16 against AC Milan after undergoing gallbladder surgery, but went into recuperation again. Because it was a major surgery, he needed time to recover, but returning too quickly put strain on his body.
And head coach Stellini took over the baton instead, and the decision he made against West Ham was to put Son Heung-min on the bench. A shocking decision for Son Heung-min and Korean fans.
But this worked. Son Heung-min, who appeared in the second half, scored his 5th goal in the league 4 minutes after being substituted. Son Heung-min said, “It was helpful for him to keep thinking about how to play while watching the game.”
Coach Stellini also revealed that it was a difficult decision. After the match, he praised Son Heung-min, saying, “Because he is the ‘perfect guy’, we knew he would perfectly live up to our expectations.” It’s hard to think about a player like Son Heung-min, but it’s something you have to do. This was clear. That’s how we were able to use Son Heung-min in the second half,” he explained the process.