Son Heung-min is the new captain of Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham Hotspur announced the appointment of their new captain on their official website on Wednesday (June 12). Son Heung-min, who joined the club in the summer of 2015 and is entering his ninth season with the club, will serve as captain. He will be supported by Christian Romero and James Maddison as vice-captains. He is only the second South Korean player to be named an official captain in the English Premier League (EPL) since Park Ji-Sung of Queens Park Rangers.
Tottenham have a leadership vacuum this summer. Longtime captain Hugo Lloris is set to leave the club, although his destination has not yet been confirmed. Spurs have already brought in a replacement, Guglielmo Vicario. One of their biggest stars, Harry Kane, who served as captain during the preseason, has also moved on. After some back-and-forth, Tottenham allowed Kane, who has less than a year left on his contract, to move to Bayern Munich, and he officially became a Bayern player on Wednesday.
With Kane’s move finalized and the start of the season just around the corner, Spurs unveiled their new captain. The new focal point would be Son Heung-min. The choice was somewhat expected. With Eric Dier and Ben Davies’ place in the team uncertain, Son’s length of service to Spurs, his love for the club, and his importance to the team made him the obvious choice. He is also the captain of the South Korean national soccer team.
Son will be tasked with leading Tottenham into a new era. Tottenham have made a lot of changes this season. With the departure of Joris and Kane, both longtime staples in terms of leadership and quality, Son is the only member of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League runners-up left. With a new head coach in Enzi Postecoglou, it’s time to build a new team. 메이저사이트
“It’s a great honor to be captain of such a big club, I was very surprised and proud, and I told the players that everyone should feel like a captain on and off the field. The new season is starting. I will give everything for this jersey and the captain’s armband.”
Coach Postecoglou added: “Heung-min is a player who shows great leadership on and off the field. He was the ideal choice for our new captain. Everyone knows that Heung-min is ‘world class’. Everyone in the locker room has a lot of respect for him. It’s not just because he’s popular, it’s because of what he’s done on the field and as the captain of the Korean national team,” said Son Heung-min.