Christian Eriksen did not forget his friendship with Son Heung-min.
Tottenham drew 2-2 with Manchester United in the 33rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 28th at 4:15 am (Korean time). With this, Tottenham rose to 5th place in the league with 16 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses (54 points).
This match also marked the return of Tottenham legend Eriksen to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Eriksen has not visited Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since moving to Inter Milan. He had met Tottenham when he played for Brentford, but at the time the match was played at Brentford’s home stadium. 스포츠토토
Eriksen, now visiting Tottenham’s home stadium as an enemy, approached and greeted Son Heung-min as soon as he saw him in the stadium tunnel. After lightly hugging Son Heung-min, Eriksen had a light conversation. It was a scene that showed how close the two players were.
Son Heung-min and Eriksen led Tottenham’s heyday under Mauricio Pochettino. The two players have been working together since the 2015-16 season when Son Heung-min joined Tottenham. Son Heung-min and Eriksen formed the DESK line with Harry Kane and Dele Alli, and Tottenham showed the best attack power in the league at the time.
The friendship that was strong even when they were together at Tottenham continued even after Eriksen left Tottenham. Eriksen suffered a heart attack during Euro 2020 and his life was in danger. At this time, Son Heung-min, who was playing an A match in Korea, ran to the camera after operating the scorer, made Eriksen’s uniform number ’23’ and delivered a message of recovery.
The friendship between the two players faded for a while during the game. Tottenham was looking to reverse the atmosphere after the 1-6 disaster against Newcastle, and Manchester United also needed a victory to gain an advantage in the top 4 competition. Eriksen and Son Heung-min played a game without concessions.
Eriksen led the team with good performance until he was substituted in the 16th minute of the second half. Heung-Min Son gave the team a point in the 34th minute of the second half with a calm finish that tied the score at 2-2.