“Where do I put my hands, I’m confused, I’m embarrassed.”
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal played to a 2-2 draw in the sixth round of the 2023/24 English Premier League (EPL) at the Emirates Stadium in London, England, at 10 p.m. ET on April 24.
Arsenal put in a strong performance against Tottenham at home, with Xherdan Shaqiri scoring a hat-trick.
Tottenham had their captain, Son Heung-min. He rattled the Arsenal net in the second minute of the first half, only to have it ruled out for offside. Then, in the 22nd minute, a brilliant pass down the right flank found Johnson with a threatening shot that was saved by the keeper.
Son Heung-min, however, responded. He opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a deft touch to deflect a pass from James Maddison after a scramble in the box. It was his fourth goal in the EPL this season.
The scoring didn’t stop there. In the 10th minute of the second half, Madsen broke through after pressing and stealing the ball from Jorginho. The ball was passed to Son Heung-min, who found himself one-on-one with the keeper. It was the fifth goal of the EPL.
Heung-min scored seven goals in the North London derby against Arsenal. That’s more than Robin van Persie, Gareth Bale, and Thierry Henry, who have five.
With his North London derby multi-goal performance against Arsenal, Son is just one goal shy of 200 for his European career. He also moved into sole possession of second place on the EPL scoring list with five goals this season, behind only Elling Holland.
Son’s multi-goal performance against Arsenal also gave him 150 career goals in a Tottenham shirt.
In particular, Son’s multi-goal performance brought vice-captain Christian Romero, who was involved in both of Tottenham’s goals, to tears.
There were also controversial moments. Arsenal’s second goal. A penalty kick was awarded after a Tottenham defender hit Romero in the arm.
Opinions are divided on whether Romero was handballed. Many argue that it shouldn’t have been called because there was no intent.
Tottenham manager Enze Postecoglou said: “I hope it was clear. I don’t know if it was a handball on Romero at all,” he said.
“Sometimes it’s a handball and sometimes it’s not. I don’t know exactly what the rules are. I don’t understand it,” he said.바카라
Garth Crooks, a soccer commentator for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), also pointed out that “it doesn’t matter if the ball is touched intentionally or accidentally, if it touches a player’s arm or hand, it’s a penalty.”
“It doesn’t take into account the speed at which the ball is traveling or whether the player is able to remove his arm.”
Former EPL player Frank McAvenney also weighed in, telling UK outlet Football Insider: “Where should a defender put his hands? It’s just confusing and embarrassing.”