Wolves ace Hwang-hee Chan opens up on facing South Korean compatriot and Tottenham ace Son Heung-min
Wolves ace Hwang-hee Chan will go up against his South Korean compatriot Son Heung-min when Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Molineux later today.
Both players have been instrumental for their respective sides this season despite their contrasting fortunes. Teammates for South Korea, they will be intimately familiar with each other’s styles and abilities.
Son has taken on the mantle of being Spurs’ most reliable attacker following the same of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich earlier this summer. With eight goals and one assist in 11 games so far, he has been instrumental in Ange Postecoglou’s side mounting a surprise Premier League title challenge.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s game to the official Wolverhampton Wanderers website, Hwang-hee has revealed that the Pack are well aware of Son’s abilities and know the danger he presents to their chances of coming out on top.
“We didn’t talk about Son [as a team], but our Gaffer will say everything about him and Tottenham. We trust him and follow him. We have good defenders and as a team are very good, and I believe my teammates can stop him.”
The Wolves ace appears to have full faith in his defenders and has backed them to stop Son in their ranks. While we can understand Hwang-hee backing up his teammates, Son is a difficult opponent for the best in the business to shut out.
Hwang-hee has watched Son play for some time now and also has formed a good understanding with the Spurs captain thanks to their time together in the international roster for South Korea.
Loyalties will be put aside for the night as club tribalism takes top priority. Asian football is certainly on the rise with Japan and South Korea leading the charge. It will not come as a surprise if either Hwang-hee or Son makes the decisive move that decides tonight’s clash.
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With Richarlison and James Maddison out injured, Postecoglou will see his attacking options take a hit for the game. Even with nine men last time against Chelsea, Son was able to almost pull off a late goal for Spurs after giving the defenders a slip.
With key players absent, the 31-year-old will once again take on the role of our chief goalscorer. No matter how good Wolves are or how well they might have prepared, the Tottenham skipper needs just one second to turn the tide his way.