Son Heung-min took off his face protection mask for the first time after his injury and played the game.
Despite Son Heung-min's fighting spirit, Tottenham was completely defeated by a mid-table team in the first game of the new year.
This is Reporter Kim Hyeong-yeol.
Son Heung-min, who started wearing a mask, was blocked by dense defense at the beginning of the game and did not show much performance.
When he took the ball from midfield in the 19th minute of the first half, he ran like crazy and cut off the opponent’s attack, but he took off his mask and threw it as if he was frustrated with the game and the mask.
When Son Heung-min showed his bare face on the ground for the first time two months after his injury, the home fans burst into cheers, and Son Heung-min, who took off his mask, played more actively on the ground, but could not increase his attack points.
In the 44th minute of the first half, he directly connected his free kick with a shot, which he headed directly in front of the goalkeeper.
Tottenham failed to regain fourth place after giving away two goals in the second half to Aston Villa and losing at home to Manchester United the day before.
Coach Conte expressed his frustration that he was having difficulties with the successive injuries of strikers Hischarlisson and Kulusevski, and said that Son Heung-min must quickly regain his former form.
[Antonio Conte/Tottenham coach: There are repeated situations where two of the strikers are injured and it becomes difficult.
Son Heung-min must continue to develop.]
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(Video editing: Oh Young-taek, CG: Lim Chan-hyuk · Kim Hong-sik }