EPL unbeaten manager falls in love with SON! Tottenham ‘title favorites’ because “Son Heung-min is moving well after changing positions”
Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger (74) praised Son Heung-min (31) for changing positions and tipped Tottenham to win the Premier League.
“Wenger tipped Tottenham as one of the real favorites to win the title this season,” the Metro reported on Sept. 29, saying, “He was particularly surprised by Micky Vanderven’s performance and praised Son Heung-min’s success in changing positions.”
Tottenham have had a fantastic start to the season. They are unbeaten in their opening 10 games (8 wins, 2 draws) and lead the league with 26 points. Arsenal is second with 24 points (7 wins, 3 draws), while heavy favorites and European champions Manchester City are third with 21 points (7 wins, 2 draws).
“Arsenal fans, Spurs’ North London rivals, don’t expect the Gunners to keep up their good form, but Wenger thinks differently,” the publication said.
An EPL legend, Wenger led Arsenal for 22 years from 1996 to 2018, winning three EPL titles and seven FA Cups. Most notably, the Gunners went undefeated in the EPL in the 2003-2004 season. To this day, Wenger’s Arsenal are still the only team to win the EPL unbeaten.
When asked if he thought Tottenham had a chance of winning the title, Wenger said, “I like to say what I really believe. It’s not a tricky question,” he said, adding, “Tottenham are one of the strong favorites.”
He cited “new signings” and “Son Heung-min’s performance” as factors in Spurs’ success this season. Son has had an incredible start to the season, already scoring eight league goals, second only to Elling Holland (nine). He is well on track to repeat as top scorer for the second time in two years, having won the title in the 2021-2022 season. In addition, Son’s goal and assist in the last game against Fulham was his 111th in the EPL, putting him in 24th place on the EPL’s all-time goalscoring list alongside Sadio Mane and Dion Dublin.
“Son Heung-min’s move from flanker to center forward is also a good choice, he looks very good (after the change),” Wenger said.
“Tottenham have brought in James Maddison, who can play anywhere from high up the middle to low down. Maddison adds technical creativity to Spurs.” Maddison, who joined Tottenham from Leicester City ahead of the season, has started every league game this season (10) and has three goals and five assists in the league. Along with Son Heung-min, he is the team’s top attacking threat.
“Tottenham had problems with their defense and goalkeeping last season,” said Bangor. Hugo Lloris was not in good form,” said Bangor. “We brought in Vander Ven, who is a great defender. For me, he’s a very special player,” he said. 안전놀이터
When asked again, “Do you think Tottenham are the real favorites to win the title,” he replied, “I think it’s going to be a battle between Tottenham, Man City, Arsenal, and Liverpool.