Tottenham Hotspur right-back Emmerson Royale shared a photo on social media on Monday (Aug. 8). He highlighted the fact that four of his teammates have ‘SON’ at the end of their names. Tottenham are now known as SON FC, with Son, Emerson, Heung-min, and Madison.
Last season, Son struggled with the aftermath of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, an orbital fracture and sports hernia, and tactical difficulties under Antonio Conte, but he still managed to complete a number of records, including double-digit goals in the English Premier League (EPL) for the seventh consecutive season, his 100th career EPL goal, and becoming Tottenham’s sixth all-time top scorer (145 goals).
Emerson has been through heaven and hell. He was criticized for his shaky defense and blunt attack in the early stages of the season, but he improved markedly as the season progressed. In the second half, he established himself as a key part of Spurs’ core. However, he suffered an unexpected knee injury that ended his season.
His was more serious than Emerson’s. Signed for a modest €58 million fee, he was touted as an option to share the burden of Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, and Dejan Kuluczewski, but he struggled to score. It wasn’t until the 34th round of the EPL, just before the end of the season, that he scored his first goal for Tottenham in the league, so it was hard for him to avoid criticism.
Three ‘SONs’ looking to bounce back next season. Another newcomer to the North London scene, Maddison, will also have his work cut out for him. Last season, his club, Leicester City, struggled to avoid the relegation zone, but Madison played an ace role, looking sharp in every game. 메이저사이트주소
Global outlet FourFourTwo wrote: “Maddison has the potential to make a huge difference for the Foxes. Over the past three seasons, he has combined for 54 offensive points (30 goals and 24 assists). Only Kane, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, and Bruno Fernandes have more attacking points than him. It shows how important he was to Leicester,” he said.
“It’s not just the goals and assists where he’s really proved himself. At Celtic, manager Enze Postecoglou used a 4-3-3 formation and demanded pace. The two wingers are kept high and wide, and two of the three midfielders can push alongside the central striker. Madsen’s ability to move through space allows him to drop into the center and support strikers like Son and Kulusebski.”
Tottenham’s ‘SON FC’ consists of Son, Emerson, Dele Alli, and Maddison. Under Postecoglou, who took over from Conte, the club will look to avoid relegation next season.