Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan are breaking the stereotypes of the EPL.
On the 30th (Korean time), sports media ‘BNN’ reported, “Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan are writing an amazing story that is resonating beyond Korea and England.
As they compete for the title of ‘EPL top scorer,’ they are breaking stereotypes, inspiring countless people, and redefining global perceptions of Asian soccer players.”
Currently, Son Heung-min is second in scoring with eight goals, while Hwang Hee-chan is tied for fifth with six. 안전토토사이트
This is the first time that South Korean players have been in the top five in the EPL scoring rankings.
Their performances are not only increasing Asia’s representation in the EPL, but also contributing significantly to the success of their respective teams’ seasons.
Son Heung-min has shown that it’s also a matter of tactics.
Last season under Conte, he was used as a mezzanine, creating very few chances and not even getting up front. But this season has been different.
With Postecoglou playing him as a striker, he’s creating a lot of chances alongside Maddison, and his goal-scoring prowess has been tremendous.
In his last game against Crystal Palace, Son scored a goal and added an attacking point, giving him 164 attacking points, surpassing Man City legend Aguero (163).
This season, Son is one attacking point away from surpassing The Brainer.
At this rate, he could also overtake Vardy, who is 16 points behind.
Son has also moved into the top 10 all-time goals scored by foreign players in the EPL.
The English Premier League (EPL) released a list of the top 10 foreign players in EPL history on Aug. 28 (KST).
Son Heung-min tied Sadio Mane with 111 goals and moved within 10 goals of ninth-place Romelu Lukaku.
Hwang Hee-chan has been in outstanding form for Wolverhampton.
In a recent home game against Newcastle, he scored the decisive equalizer to earn a crucial draw.
With his six goals against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, Hwang has already surpassed his career-high of five goals and has become the first player in 146 years to score in six consecutive home games.
With his goal, Hwang set a new Asian soccer record. With 14 Premier League goals, he is tied for fourth place with Japan’s Shinji Okazaki.
First place goes to Son Heung-min with 111 goals, second to Park Ji-sung with 19 goals, and third to Ki Sung-yueng with 15 goals.
“Hwang Hee-chan and Son Heung-min have shattered the stereotype that Asian players can’t make a mark on the world stage, proving that they can compete with the best players in the world and giving confidence to young Asian players who want to make a name for themselves in Europe’s top leagues,” said BNN.”
In conclusion, the race for the EPL’s top scorer among Korean players is a testament to the talent and skill of Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan.
Their performances have not only raised the bar for the team, but also shattered stereotypes and paved the way for more Asian players to showcase their abilities on the world stage.”
The Korean Derby between Hwang Hee-chan and Son Heung-min will finally take place in November.
Tottenham will host Wolverhampton at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, on Nov. 11 at 9:30 p.m. KST in the 12th round of the league.