It took Heung Min Son just 13 minutes to score a hat trick from the bench in front of Tottenham fans in North London.
Son Heung-min thus became the first Tottenham player to score a Premier League hat-trick as a substitute.
Tottenham destroyed and compounded Leicester City’s woes by defeating them 6-2 in the Premier League on September 17, 2022.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte made a bold decision by dropping the Golden Boot winner, Heung Min Son, after he failed to score in the last eight matches in all competitions.
He was introduced to the match against Leicester City after an hour for Richarlison, who was operating effectively behind Harry Kane. Son’s introduction changed the game and saw Leicester City players glued to their own half.
In the 72nd minute, the player danced through the Leicester midfield and hit the ball from 40 yards out to score a stunner against Leicester City goalkeeper Danny Ward, whose positioning is questionable.
Eleven minutes later, the winger made it 5-2 after receiving a through ball from Rodrigo Bentancur.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Kordt Hojbjerg assisted Son for his third goal, which was flagged offside by the official. But with VAR intervention, the goal was given.
He has silenced critics with this performance and Conte has welcomed him back straight into the starting 11.
The South Korean Super Star took to his Instagram account to thank people for supporting him even when he wasn’t performing exceptionally well.
He wrote, “When life gives you lemons, score a hat trick.”
A video also shows South Korean and Tottenham fans celebrating with him because he hasn’t gotten a good start to the season, but this hat trick might be the start of new things going forward.
Can Son still finish with a lot of goals this season?
What the Korean player needed was an opening, and he got it on Saturday, September 17. He also needs a high level of consistency because Conte is ruthless with his selections when it comes to making sure the team wins.
He can succeed in becoming once again the highest goal scorer for Tottenham this season.
What Next for Heung Min Son and Tottenham?
Son will be traveling to South Korea for the international break. The winger will be selected against Costa Rica on September 21, 2022, in a friendly match by 12:00 am.
On the other hand, Tottenham, who are currently in second and are ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League table, will travel to the Emirates Stadium for a London derby.
The match will take place on October 1, 2022, at 12:30 pm. It is going to be a tough and fierce North London derby as always. Both managers (Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta) will meet once again to prove their worth, especially at a time the two sides are enjoying their best form.
In their last outing at the Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur lost heavily. In this forthcoming encounter, Conte and his boys will try to preserve the unbeaten run they are currently enjoying this season.