Tottenham Hotspur head coach Christian Stellini gave a meaningful answer to the possibility of Son Heung-min going to the bench.
Head coach Stellini attended 스포츠토토 a press conference on the 18th ahead of the match against West Ham United in the 24th round of the 2022/23 season Premier League to be held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 1:30 am on the 20th (Korean time).
As Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte failed to fully recover from the aftereffects of a recent gallbladder removal surgery and stayed in his home country Italy, head coach Stellini will be in charge of Tottenham for the time being.
Coach Stellini, who has a match against West Ham ahead, was asked about the possibility of Son Heung-min’s selection in the next game.
Son Heung-Min, who was the Premier League’s top scorer last season, is controversial this season as he struggles to score. He has 4 Premier League goals this season.
In the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League against AC Milan held on the 15th, he was silent and failed to prevent Tottenham’s 0-1 defeat.
While some argue that instead of Son Heung-min, Hischarlisson or the newly recruited Arnaud Danzuma should be used as a starter, coach Stellini left a meaningful remark.
“When you build a team, someone has to stand on the bench. It’s the team that plays, not the players that are left on the bench,” Stellini said. did.
“We have experience with Son Heung-min, Hischarlisson and Dejan Kulusevski changing the game on the bench,” he added. .
He also said, “Sometimes you need a break due to a tough schedule. You have to play a lot of games and there are difficult moments. Sometimes you need to change a player for a better game.”
Unlike coach Conte, who showed absolute trust in Son Heung-min in every interview, coach Stellini did not deny that Son Heung-min went to the bench, and the possibility of Son Heung-min being excluded from the selection against West Ham began to increase.
If Son Heung-min starts the game from the bench, he will be excluded from the starting list for the first time since the match against Leicester City in the 8th round of the league on September 18 last year.
Coincidentally, Son Heung-min showed off his best performance this season by scoring a hat-trick as soon as he was substituted in the second half against Leicester, where he started from the bench for the first time this season.