Tottenham lowered their heads in a match that definitely needed a victory. In the end, the ticket to the UEFA Champions League (UCL), which was awarded up to 4th place, was gone.
Tottenham lost 1-2 to 온라인카지노Aston Villa in the 36th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Villa Park in Birmingham, England on the 13th (Korean time). Tottenham, located in 6th place, could expect to advance to the UCL next season only if they win all of their remaining three matches. However, as they lost to Aston Villa, it became impossible to recapture 4th place even if they won all their remaining two games.
Tottenham put forward top-notch members, with Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, and Hischarlisson at the forefront. However, in the 8th minute of the game, Jacob Ramsey conceded and was dragged away, and in the 27th minute of the second half, he gave up a free kick goal to Douglas Lewis. Tottenham only managed to make up for it with Kane’s penalty kick goal in the 45th minute of the second half.
Son Heung-min, who started as a left winger, had no choice but to watch the team lose. Aston Villa prepared an offside trap in preparation for the quick-footed Tottenham attack. Son Heung-min repeatedly aimed for space behind the opponent, but was not very helpful to the team, such as offside 4 times.
Son Heung-min started against Aston Villa, but failed to show off his skills by committing 4 offside fouls. (Photo = Getty Images)
Tottenham can expect to advance to the European competition only if they win the remaining two games. (Photo = Getty Images)
With this defeat, Tottenham’s advancement to the UEFA Europa League (UEL) was also put in an uncertain position. Direct tickets to the UEL final group stage are given to the English Football Association (FA) Cup winner and the EPL 5th place team. Manchester City and Manchester United advanced to the FA Cup final. Both teams are in the right to advance to the UCL in the league rankings, so it is highly likely that the 6th place will be the last line to advance to the UEL.
As of the 14th, Tottenham (57 points), 6th in the league, has the same points as Aston Villa, 7th. 8th place Brighton & Hove Albion (55 points) is also highly likely to chase Tottenham. Tottenham have two games left, but Brighton has four games left. It is not easy to enter UEL.
Even advancing to the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL), the lowest stage of the European competition, is uncertain. The UECL ticket was taken by Manchester United, the League Cup winner, but if Manchester United goes to UCL or UEL, it goes back to the EPL 7th place team. If Tottenham allows Aston Villa and Brighton to pursue and fall to 8th place, UECL will not be able to participate.
In that case, Son Heung-min will not be able to play in Europe for the first time in 11 years. Son Heung-min has been in the European competition for 10 consecutive seasons since the 2013-14 season belonging to Bayer Leverkusen (Germany). The fate of Tottenham and Son Heung-min is expected to be decided in the remaining two games (Brentford and Leeds United).