Captain Son Heung-min and center back prospect Kim Ji-soo’s confrontation failed, and the starting list for the first Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford was announced.

Tottenham and Brentford will face off in the first round of the 2023/24 season Premier League at G-Tech Community Stadium in London, England at 10 pm on the 13th (Korean time).토토사이트

Prior to the game, the confrontation between Son Heung-min and Kim Ji-soo, which drew attention from Korean fans, failed. Kim Ji-soo was included in the 2023/24 season 1st team uniform number announced by Brentford ahead of the game, but he was not listed on the list for this game. A total of 30 players were assigned uniform numbers, and Kim Ji-soo wore number 36 this season.

On the other hand, Son Heung-min was on the starting list without any change. Heung-Min Son had the pleasure of becoming the first non-European captain in Tottenham’s history ahead of the season’s first match.

After Tottenham was founded in 1882, until Younes Kabul (France) was elected as captain in 2014, it was British players who led Tottenham. Afterwards, Lloris took over the captaincy and led the team for seven years until last season, and became the first non-European captain as Son Heung-min took over.

Tottenham said on the club’s official website that day, “Son Heung-min will take over the armband from former captain Hugo Lloris. Vice-captains are Christian Romero and James Madison,” announcing the team for the new season and announcing that Son Heung-min became the club’s new captain.

In the team meeting video posted by Tottenham on the club’s official social media account, manager Angie Postecoglu explained the background of Son Heung-min’s appointment as captain.

“The new season is about to start,” Postecoglu said. “As I said from the first day I came, part of the process of becoming the person and team we want to be is creating an environment for you. So the locker room is your space,” Postecoglu said. I think you should take the lead rather than me telling you whether you should show the environment. This is a locker room and it’s like a home.”

“What do we need to do to stay and improve every day and play our best every week?” he said. “A large part of this responsibility will fall on you. will give us guidelines. I want these things to be promoted by you,” he emphasized.

At the same time, he explained the background of the appointment of Son Heung-min, saying, “As the new season approaches, leadership is needed. I decided to make Son Heung-min the new captain.”

With former captain Lloris likely to leave the team, even Kane, who was the most suitable player to succeed him, transferred to Bayern Munich, and Son Heung-min was naturally decided as captain.

When coach Posteco Glu told Son Heung-min to come forward and say hello, Son Heung-min stood up shyly and expressed his feelings in front of his teammates.

Heung-Min Son said: “It is a great honor and a big surprise to be captain of this huge club. It is also a very proud moment. I already told you that ‘everyone on and off the pitch should feel like a captain’.” This is the beginning. I will give everything for this uniform and the captain’s armband,” he said, vowing to fulfill his responsibility as captain.

After Son Heung-min’s speech, Postecoglu said, “As Son Heung-min said, leadership does not belong only to Son Heung-min. We have experienced players who have experienced many successful moments.” “It can come from even the youngest players. Leadership is action. The way you train, the examples you set, the way you motivate everyone in the game, everyone can get it.”

Afterwards, Son Heung-min said on his personal SNS, “It is a really special moment for me and my family. It is a lifetime honor to be appointed as the captain of a beautiful club. I will do my best to make all of you proud.” .

The match against Brentford is Son Heung-min’s first match as Tottenham’s official captain. In this match, Son Heung-min was given a special assignment to fill the void left by his best friend, Harry Kane, who left for Bayern Munich, the strongest player in Germany.

Kane, who heated up the transfer market this summer, completed his transfer to Munich the day before. On the 12th, Munich announced on the club’s official website that it had signed a four-year contract with Kane, saying, “Munich has acquired Kane from Tottenham. Kane has signed a contract with Munich until June 2027.”

Kane, who grew up in Tottenham’s youth team and made his professional debut in 2011, played only for Tottenham until he moved to Munich, except for his loan period in the early days of his debut. Over the past 12 years, he has played 435 matches for Tottenham and scored 280 goals, becoming the club’s all-time top scorer, and also scored 213 goals in the Premier League, ranking second after first place Alan Shearer (260 goals).

With this Kane missing, Tottenham’s weight in the forefront has been significantly reduced. Although Rosario Central has recruited Argentinian star Alejo Bellis, he is a striker born in 2003 and it is still too much to appoint as the main striker. Hischarlisson and Son Heung-min, who have the temperament of a scorer, need to share Kane’s gap.

First of all, in this game, Son Heung-min and Hischarlisson sortied together. Tottenham go 4-3-3. Guglielmo Vicario guards the goal and Emerson Royale, Christian Romero, Mickey Van der Penn and Destiny Udozi form the back four. Oliver Skip, Yves Bisuma, and James Madison work together in midfield, and Dejan Kulusevski, Hischarlisson, and Son Heung-min scramble as the front three to score goals.

Brentford will face off with a 5-3-2. Mark Flecken dons his goalkeeper gloves and Aaron Hickey, Nathan Collins, Ethan Pinnock, Christopher Ayer and Rico Henry make up the back five. Matthias Jensen, Christian Nögoror and Vitaly Yanelt form the midfield, with Yoane Wissa and Brian Mbemo forming the two tops.