▲ Tottenham Hotspur ahead of match against Brentford ▲ Tottenham particularly strong on Boxing Day, 12 wins and draws 3 in 15 games after defeat to Portsmouth in 2003 ▲ Tottenham fixer Harry Kane scored 9 goals (6 games ) only on Boxing Day , the top goalscorer in the Premier League record / Son Heung-min scored 4 goals in 5 games
[골닷컴] Reporter Park Moon-soo = Tottenham Hotspur take on Brentford. It is the first official match after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Tottenham will face Brentofed in Round 16 of the 2022/23 Premier League which will be held at Brentford Community Stadium on the afternoon of the 26th (Korean time).
It is the first official match after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. I checked my condition during the friendly against Nice last week and I’m going to digest a tight schedule once again.
The interest is the sortie of the son-ke duo. In Son Heung-min’s case, he is about to return to official play 54 days after the Brentford match. Last month, Son Heung-min was replaced with an injury in the 23rd minute of the first half during the match against Marseille in the last match of the UEFA Champions League group stage of the 2022/23 season. During an aerial competition, he was hit in the face and diagnosed with an orbital fracture.
Despite the injury, Son Heung-min’s class was still the same. At the World Cup in Qatar, Son Heung-min played up to the round of 16 wearing a face mask. He showed his presence by leading the national team to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years.
Now it’s up to the Premier League. Our first opponent is Brentford. This is the first match of the season. At the same time, it is a Boxing Day match held the day after Christmas.
So far, Tottenham have shown a particularly strong appearance on Boxing Day. According to football statistics outlet ‘OPTA’, Tottenham are unbeaten in 15 consecutive matches on Boxing Day. 12 wins and 3 draws. Their last loss on Boxing Day was against Portsmouth in 2003. This is the record for most unbeaten runs in the Premier League.
The Tottenham player who showed the best performance on Boxing Day was Kane. He scored 9 goals in 6 games. This is the highest score in the Premier League. Even if he scores one more goal against Brentford, he becomes Boxing Day’s top scorer.
In Son Heung-min’s case, 4 goals (5 games) are up and running on Boxing Day. In the 2015/16 season against Norwich he remained silent. The following season, no Boxing Day matches were played. That’s how I scored my first goal on Boxing Day against Southampton in the 2017/18 season, and then scored twice as a starter against Bournemouth the following season. The 2019/20 season was silent. There was no Boxing Day schedule for the 2020/21 season. Instead, last season, he scored a goal at home against Palace.
Photo = Getty Images / Data Source = Opta