Son Heung-min starts second straight preseason game involved in two goals
Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min started his second consecutive preseason match, keeping the club’s preparations for the 2023-2024 season on track.
Son started the pre-season friendly against Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on June 6 at 10 p.m. ET and played 78 minutes, including 33 minutes in the second half.
It was his second straight start, following a friendly against Ryan City (Singapore) on March 26.
Son was involved in two goals without an assist and was replaced by Manor Solomon in the 33rd minute.
Tottenham cruised to a 5-1 victory over Bayern Munich (GER), with Harry Kane, who is at the center of transfer speculation, scoring four goals on his own.
Munich have reportedly offered Tottenham €100 million plus add-ons to sign Kane. In what could be his final game in front of Tottenham’s home fans, Kane broke the deadlock with a 38th-minute penalty.
James Maddison was tripped in the box by Son Heung-min as he received a pass into the penalty area, resulting in a penalty kick.
Kane stepped up to take the spot kick and score the opening goal.
It was a friendly, but Shakhtar weren’t going to go down easy. In the 45th minute, just before halftime, Kevin Kelsey equalized with a header.
The first half ended 1-1.
In the second half, Kane’s goal-scoring prowess was frightening.
Kane scored again five minutes into the second half and then completed his hat trick in the 10th minute off a pass from Robert Lewandowski, who had earlier set up Son Heung-min. Son was involved in Kane’s first goal and the third goal that completed his hat trick.
Son came off in the 33rd minute of the second half.
Kane didn’t stop scoring after that, scoring his fourth goal in the 34th minute.
With the score 4-1, Tottenham celebrated the victory with a goal from Dane Scarlett in stoppage time.
Meanwhile, Tottenham will host FC Barcelona (Spain) in their final preseason game on Sept. 9, 고스톱 before opening the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season on Sept. 13 against Brentford.