Even the last home game of this season doesn’t look smooth. Tottenham formed a starting list using backup members amidst difficulties with a line injury.
Tottenham will play a home game against Brentford in the 37th round of the 2022-23 English Premier League (EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 20th. This is Tottenham’s last home game. They also need to win in order to advance to the European competition next season. Currently, Tottenham has a record of 17 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses (57 points), and is in 7th place in the league. With two games left, the European Champions League ticket was set for the 4th place, as well as the 5th place, which was frustrated.
Instead, Tottenham should aim for the 6th place. They are chasing 6th place Brighton & Hove Albion (58 points). Tottenham has a lot of disadvantages by playing one more game than Brighton, but we have to win as many as possible and watch the situation of other teams. If they finish in 6th place, they will advance to the Europa League, one step below the Champions League 안전놀이터.
But trouble came to Tottenham. Some key players were injured and left out of the starting list. Instead of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who was excluded from the team early on, Fraser Foster guards the goal. Center back Cristian Romero is also missing. Tottenham put forward Emerson Royale, Davinson Sanchez, Clement Lenglet and Ben Davies four back. Davinson, a Colombian national, is having a hard time with poor performance this season. In the match against Bournemouth on the 15th of last month, he replaced the injured Langle in the 35th minute of the first half, but suffered the humiliation of being substituted out in the 13th minute of the second half due to his sluggish appearance.
In addition, Tottenham will coordinate the midfield with Oliver Skip and Eve Bisuma. Main midfielder Pierre Hoivier was excluded. According to British Football London on this day, Romero and Hoivier are out due to injuries. Bisuma has made 21 league appearances this season, but has only started eight.
In addition, four strikers including Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski, and Arnaut Danjuma will participate. Brazilian striker Richarlison, who started in the previous match, was missing. Judging from his being on the bench list, it seems that he was pushed out of a tactical option or starting competition, not an injury.
Son “Shine” Heung-min is recording 10 goals and 5 assists in 34 league games this season. He filled the league’s double-digit scoring record for seven consecutive years. His next goal is to surpass his idol Cristiano Ronaldo’s (Al Nasr) record of 103 goals in his personal career in the EPL. Currently, Son Heung-min is recording 103 goals, the same as Ronaldo. Adding just one goal goes beyond that.