“Son Heung-min, Richarli Song will receive all the spotlight…” The story behind ‘Captain’ Son

Son Heung-min (Tottenham) did not have a goal or assist, but congratulated Hiralisson for the team. 

Son Heung-min had an interview with Fabricio Romano after winning 2-1 at home against Sheffield United in the 5th round of the 2023-2024 Premier League season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 16th (Korean time).

Son Heung-min praised Richarlison, who scored a dramatic equalizer that day.

Richarlison, who came on as a substitute in the 35th minute of the second half when the team was down 0-1, headed Perisic’s corner kick in the 8th minute of added메이저놀이터 time to tie the game. It was the first goal in the league this season.

Son Heung-min said, “Seeing Richarlison score is better than scoring myself.”

Son Heung-min explained that Richarlison had a difficult time. Richarlison recently started in the 2026 World Cup South American qualifier match against Bolivia, but was left in tears after being substituted without scoring.

Richarlison later confessed that he was troubled by discord with his agent, saying, “All the people who wanted my money have left.” Regarding this, Son Heung-min said, “Richarlison has been going through a difficult time since last week, so I have been thinking about how I can help him. Richarlison is a talented friend. It was unfortunate that he blamed himself due to his bad luck and personal history.”

Richarlison moved to Tottenham ahead of last season for a transfer fee of 60 million pounds (100.4 billion won).

However, the results were below expectations. He scored just one goal in 27 Premier League games in the 2022-2023 season. As a striker, he didn’t do his job at all. There was no news of a league score this season until the Sheffield game. He shed tears as if he had been through a lot of emotional distress recently.  

There was no way the Tottenham players were unaware of his situation. ‘Veteran’ and ‘captain’ Son Heung-min would have been able to understand Richarlison’s feelings better than anyone else. 

Maybe that’s why Son Heung-min ran to Richarlison as soon as the game ended with a huge comeback win. He pointed at him and smiled brightly. He seemed to announce, ‘Today’s star is Hi Shali Song!’ 

Football London said, “Tottenham players lined up and ran to Richarlison. “To congratulate him,” he explained the situation, adding, “(especially) Son Heung-min wanted to make sure Richarlison could get all the spotlight.”

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