Son Heung-min’s symbolism with Tottenham is more than you can imagine.
“141 years ago today, Tottenham Hotspur was founded,” the club said on its official social media accounts on Friday, releasing a poster to celebrate its 141st anniversary.
Tottenham, which was founded on September 5, 1882, has just celebrated its 141st anniversary. While the club has never historically dominated the league, it is an integral part of English history. The club bounced between the first and second divisions until the 1950s, with little to show for it, but they hit their stride in the 1960s and started collecting trophies. They even won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, making their mark on European competition.
They were briefly relegated to the second division in the late 1970s, but quickly returned to the top flight. From the 1980s onward, the club was a mid-table performer, racking up trophies in cup competitions. It wasn”t until the late 2000s that Tottenham began to truly threaten the top teams. After returning to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) under Harry Redknapp, Tottenham’s heyday came with the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino.
One of the main players in Pochettino’s renaissance is Son Heung-min. After making a dramatic move to Tottenham in the final days of the 2015-16 transfer window, Son settled in and immediately began to establish himself as a superstar for the club 온라인바카라.
It wasn’t until 2019 that his role began to grow. With the loss of Dele Alli and the departure of Christian Eriksen, Tottenham’s attack had to be led by Son and Harry Kane. Son improved his goalscoring output significantly and began to be recognized as a star of the Premier League (PL) beyond Tottenham.
He peaked in the 2021-22 season. He made history by becoming the first Asian to top the PL scoring charts. After an injury-plagued 2022-23 season, Son was at the center of Tottenham’s rebirth in 2023-24.
Alongside Son, Harry Kane has moved on to Bayern Munich, and Hugo Lloris, who captained Spurs for 10 years, has stepped down as captain. Enze Postecoglou handed over the captaincy to Son as the player to lead the new era.
Heung-min is already a Tottenham legend, but the honor of being the first non-European captain in the club’s history is even more prestigious. Tottenham’s new poster shows just how big the symbolism is.
Even with his departure to Munich, Son is considered more important than Harry Kane, who is considered the best player in Tottenham’s history, Gareth Bale, who started the club’s heyday, and Jimmy Greaves, who was the best player before Kane. While this may have been meant to give the captain a boost, it also proves that Son is a historically important player.