Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) are both flying high in the English Premier League (EPL), and they’re about to meet for the first time this season. Coincidentally, it’s the weekend before their November A-match call-ups, so it’s a match not to be missed.
Tottenham and Wolverhampton will meet in the 12th round of the 2023-2024 EPL at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on November 11 at 9:30pm. It will be the first meeting of the season between two of South Korea’s top strikers.
Longtime A-League teammates, the duo were called up by national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann this month.
The national team will play Singapore on Nov. 16 and China on Nov. 21 in the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 World Cup. The pair will spearhead Klinsmann’s attack. They’ll be aiming for each other’s goal just before they join forces for the national team.
Son Heung-min was named captain of Tottenham ahead of the season and has been leading the team with some incredible performances.
Since moving to the front line, he’s been a tremendous firepower. He has scored eight goals (and one assist) in the league this season, second only to Elling Holland (Manchester City – 11). He has scored five goals in his last six league games. Didn’t score against Chelsea on Sept. 6, but rattled the net with a 13th-minute header from Brennan Johnson’s cross that was ruled offside after video assistant referee (VAR). His goal sense was still sharp.
Hwang Hee-chan is also on a roll. Hwang has seven goals and two assists this season. He has scored 6 goals (2 assists) in 11 league games and assisted 1 goal in the League Cup. He has recently emerged as Wolverhampton’s ‘ace’, having recorded an attacking point in six consecutive official matches.
Hwang’s importance to the team is absolute. Wolverhampton’s offense has been anemic, scoring just 14 goals in 11 league games. Without him, Wolverhampton’s offense would be abysmal.
Both teams are desperate. Tottenham’s 10-match unbeaten run to open the season came to a halt with a 1-4 loss at Chelsea. With 26 points, they have dropped to second place, one point behind Manchester City (27 points). With the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool (both on 24 points) chasing them, they need to beat Wolverhampton to get back on track. Their reliance on Son Heung-min has increased, especially after key players like James Maddison and Micky Van der Vaart picked up injuries against Chelsea.
Wolverhampton, who are 14th in the league with 12 points, have a realistic goal of widening the gap between themselves and the relegation zone. That’s 토토사이트 where Hwang’s performance comes in. He’s been on a tear lately, with three goals and two assists in his last five league games.
The two strikers, who combined for the winning goal in stoppage time against Portugal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, will be looking to find the back of the net.