‘Captain’ SON raves…’The win against Palace was down to him!

Son Heung-min has praised Guglielmo Vicario.

Tottenham Hotspur recorded a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the 10th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season at Selhurst Park in London, England, at 4 a.m. ET on Sunday. The win extended Tottenham’s unbeaten run to 10 games and consolidated their position atop the table.

Spurs carried their good form into this game. Of course, it wasn’t easy. Despite dominating the game with 75.7% possession (according to soccer stats site Futbol Scorecard), they only managed 10 shots on goal. In fact, they found themselves on the wrong end of several Palace counterattacks. Palace had a dismal 24.3% possession, but still managed to threaten Tottenham’s goal with 13 shots on target.

Still, it was enough to secure the win. After a 0-0 first half, Spurs took the lead eight minutes into the second half on an own goal by Joel Ward. Spurs then made changes, bringing on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Brennan Johnson, and it paid off immediately. In the 21st minute of the second half, Johnson set up Son Heung-min’s goal with a sharp pass. The goal was Son’s eighth in the league, closing the gap between him and top scorer Elling Holland (9).

After the game, Son gave an interview to Spurs Play. In it, he praised Vicario. “Before I scored the goal, there was a save from Vicario. You know what it’s like to be behind, to be out of the game. I give credit to Vicario, who made an unbelievable save. I’m enjoying every minute (with him). He makes some really good saves.”

“We have chances to score goals every game, and knowing that we have Vicario behind us makes us feel comfortable. He makes some 토토사이트 unbelievable saves. I have to give him credit for today’s game, too. His build-up play is fantastic. He brings a lot to the team. I’m really happy to have him,” he added.

As Son Heung-min said, Vicario has been a revelation for Tottenham this season. The presence of Hugo Llorente has been a burden, but he hasn’t let it get to him. He’s a big part of the reason Spurs have been able to stabilize their defense.

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