Klopp confesses to his nightmare-like SON trauma, “If the ball is lost, it’s a 1-1 chance between Son Heung-min and GK.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confessed to ‘Son Heung-min trauma’ ahead of the match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Klopp was extremely wary of Tottenham through an official press conference released on the Liverpool website on the 29th (Korean time). In particular, painful memories of being hit by Tottenham’s counterattacks several times in the past with Son Heung-min at the head seemed to come to mind.
Klopp said: “Tottenham have been the best counter-attacking team in the world in recent years. Wherever we lost the ball, they looked for Harry Kane. Then Kane found Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min and the (Liverpool) goalkeeper go for one. “We are facing an ending where situation 1. We were helplessly defeated,” he said, sticking his tongue out.
In fact, Tottenham adopted extreme defensive tactics from 2019, when former coach Mauricio Pochettino left, to the summer of 2023.메이저사이트
This is because coaches Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, who were previously appointed, preferred counterattacking soccer. We lowered the line, focused on defense, and then aimed for a counter attack. Although the results were often good, the game faced criticism that it was not fun due to the lack of leadership.
But new coach Angie Postekoglou was different. Postekoglou wanted his players to attack actively by pressuring the opponent from a high position and increasing possession. Although it is still in its early stages, it seems to have hit the nail on the head with both content and results. Tottenham is undefeated with 4 wins, 2 draws, and 6 rounds.
Klopp said: “Tottenham are now much more ownership-based. Much more based on their own ideas, creative ideas and things like that. I know Postekoglou is a top coach and he enjoys what he does.” He warned that it would not be an easy game.
According to a report by the British media ‘Mirror’, Klopp praised Postekoglou so much that his mouth ran dry.
Klopp said: “Tottenham are doing really well. I look forward to meeting Postekoglou. They were hungry for attacking football and Postekoglou delivered that clearly. They performed well despite Kane missing. They are a well-organized club. “It will be a true test for us,” he said, strengthening his resolve.