Tottenham Hotspur captain Son Heung-min finally won the Premier League Player of the Month award for the fourth time in his career.
On the 21st (Korean time), Tottenham sent a congratulatory message to Son Heung-min, who was selected as Player of the Month for September, through the club’s official SNS, saying, “Well done, Sony! Our captain received the Premier League Player of the Month award.”
The English Premier League officially announced on the 13th through its official website and SNS, “Son Heung-min ranked shoulder to shoulder with Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry by winning the EA SPORTS Player of the Month Award.”
On the 5th, Son Heung-min was selected as one of the seven finalists for the ‘2023 September EA Sports Player of the Month Award’ selected by the Premier League. When selecting the player with the best performance during the month of September, Son Heung-min, captain of the Korean national soccer team and Tottenham Hotspur, was among the top candidates, scoring 6 goals in 4 games in the league.
In the vote, Son Heung-min was ahead of Julian Alvarez (4 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, Manchester City), Jared Bowen (4 games, 3 goals, West Ham United), Pedro Neto (4 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, Wolverhampton Wanderers), and Mohamed Salah (4 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, Wolverhampton Wanderers). He will compete with Kieran Trippier (2 goals, 2 assists in 4 games, Liverpool), Kieran Trippier (4 assists in 4 games, Newcastle United), and Ollie Watkins (4 goals and 1 assist in 4 games, Aston Villa).
Everyone performed well, but compared to Son Heung-min’s performance, it pales somewhat. Son Heung-min scored a whopping 6 goals in 4 games, scoring the most attack points among his competitors. Therefore, many fans, including Korean soccer fans, expected that Son Heung-min would easily be selected as the Player of the Month for September as long as there were no surprises.
Regarding the reason for nominating Son Heung-min, the Premier League said, “Tottenham captain Son Heung-min performed outstandingly in his new role as a central striker during the month of September,” and added, “His six goals helped Tottenham continue their undefeated streak.” “And we ended September in second place, just one point behind league leader Manchester City.”
Thanks to Son Heung-min’s performance, Tottenham is currently undefeated (6 wins, 2 draws) through the 8th round of the Premier League, earning 20 points, breaking everyone’s expectations at the beginning of the season and taking the
lead in the league. Although they have the same points and goal difference (+10) as their ‘North London rival’ Arsenal, Tottenham rose to first place in terms of goals (Tottenham +18, Arsenal +16).