December 31, 2023

On New Year’s Eve, Son Heung-min gave Tottenham supporters a parting gift by scoring in the team’s 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.


The captain of Spurs will be absent from the team during January in order to represent South Korea in the Asia Cup.


Though the visitors scored late through Alex Scott, he made sure to leave his club supporters with something to cheer about by doubling Tottenham’s lead late in the second half against the Cherries to help ensure that Ange Postecoglou’s men ended 2023 on a high. Richarlison’s goal nine minutes later sealed the victory.



Son Heung-min

At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the first half was challenging for the home team. Pape Matar Sarr gave Bournemouth the early lead, and they dominated the second half, posing a constant threat of equalizing.


Son’s goal, which was made possible by a beautiful ball forward from Giovani Lo Celso, was the ideal way to bid farewell, if only briefly, and make sure he left for his adventures in the Asia Cup on a high note.


Clinton Morrison discussed in a pregame speech how much Postecoglou’s absence will hurt Tottenham and Postecoglou.



“Any team in the world will miss Son, Son is world-class, he’s an outstanding footballer, you can’t replace Son,” Morrison stated in a December 31 interview with Sky Sports News.


Morrison’s “world-class” decision is difficult to argue with in light of Son’s entire performance versus Andoni Iraola’s team.


The team’s top scorer for the season, according to Sofascore, has completed 97% of his passes—two of which were crucial—and generated one significant opportunity.




He put forth a lot of effort up front and won three ground duels in addition to making two tackles.


Postecoglou will be devastated by Son’s absence in January and will be counting on the other members of his team to come up and replace his goals, which have been vital for the North London team this season.


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