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"Tottenham Dilemma" Coach Postecoglou's biggest concern... "Ahnall Killer" Son Heung-min reexamines the record for fourth place in the North London Derby

Manager Enze Postecoglou's worries have deepened.

Tottenham Hotspur will face Arsenal in the 35th round of the Premier League (PL) for the 2023-24 season, which will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London at 10 p.m. on the 28th (Korea time). Currently, Tottenham ranks fifth with 60 points and Arsenal ranks first with 77 points.

Ahead of the match, Football London in the U.K. shed light on Son's position. The media on Monday reminded Son of the importance of the match, saying, "As Coach Enze Postecoglou's team is competing with Villa to advance to the UEFA Champions League (UCL), victory is essential."

He continued, "As a front-line striker, Son has shown a rather disappointing performance, failing to score in his last three matches. His captain failed to score a shot or dribble during the defeat to Newcastle. Tottenham secured a spot in the UEFA UCL. To do that, he needs to find a way to get back to his best condition, which means deciding whether to continue playing in the center or move back to the left wing."

From Postecoglou's point of view, there is a reason why he has to put Son Heung-min to the front. This is because Son Heung-min is the only one to lead the team's attack in the current position. With Richarlison out due to injury, Postecoglou had no choice.

We have good news. Richarlison returned to training ahead of the Arsenal match. Once Richarlison returns, Son may be able to move to the left wing forward. The outlet said, "Richarlison, who did not play due to an injury, may return to the lineup this week, which will raise Postecoglou's concerns. With Richarlison's arrival, Son will be forced to move to the left, which will force the club to move to the left." He said, "This could be instrumental in bringing our star player back to his normal form.

Son Heung-min is currently the top scorer among Tottenham and Arsenal players. Son has scored seven goals and two assists in a total of 19 matches against Arsenal so far. His opponent team has six wins, six draws and seven losses. Son showed off that he is an "Earn Killer" by ranking fourth in the North London derby's all-time scoring position.

England's Talk Sports wrote, "Son Heung-min is two goals short of Robert Pirae's North London derby scoring record. It has taken a toll on Arsenal's win and it is a good time to catch up with the legend. Also, if he achieves a hat-trick, he will beat Emmanuel Adebayor. Adebayor has eight goals for Arsenal and two for Tottenham."

He said, "Kane scored a whopping 14 goals against Arsenal. However, he handed the chance to Son Heung-min when Kane moved to Munich. If Son scores a goal in the North London derby, he can go beyond the Pyre and move closer to Kane's record. "I do," he added.

Postecoglou's concerns were not limited to the front line. First of all, left wingback Destiny Udoji cannot play. "Udoji suffered an injury during training this week and is going to undergo surgery on his left quadriceps," Tottenham said on its website on Monday. "The defender will continue rehabilitation with the team's medical staff and will likely join the pre-season as well."

It is a painful injury because Udoji has been in good form all season. Ben Davies is expected to replace him. Football London also said, "Davies will replace Udoji at left-back. Emerson Royal should also consider. Another option would be Mickey van der Pen. He played left-back for Wolfsburg."

The midfield combination is also one of the positions that is agonizing over. For Tottenham, James Maddison, Yves Bissouma and Pape Sarr formed a solid midfield line, leading their team to rise early in the season. However, along with Madison's recent slump, Bissouma and Sarr have not been able to show their performance at the beginning of the season. Postecoglou is also expected to consider cards such as Rodrigo Bentancur and Giovanni Lo Celso.