[시사포커스 / 이근우 기자] Will Son Heung-min (29) play in the front line without Harry Kane (28, Tottenham Hotspur)?
Tottenham will start the season with the opening match against Manchester City in the first round of the English Premier League for the 2021-22 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 16th (Korean time).
After the end of last season, Tottenham were in trouble from the managerial position to the squad. After Jose Mourinho was sacked in April and manager Nunu Espirito Santo took over in April, the entire squad shook when Kane, who failed to win the title, wanted to leave Tottenham.
Kane, who was on vacation after the European Championships 2020 (Euro 2020), was unable to even speak with coach Santo. Manchester City, who left Sergio Aguero (FC Barcelona) after his contract expired, attempted to sign Kane to fill the void.
However, Manchester City’s £100m bid for Kane fell far short of the £160m that Daniel Levy wanted. In the end, Kane’s transfer this summer became difficult, and it was predicted that City would raise the price to £127 million and make a second offer.
Kane recently returned from vacation after Euro 2020. There have been reports that Santo will hold a meeting with Kane to convince him, but realistically, it is unlikely that Kane, who returned to Spurs training late, will join the opening game.
In response to this situation, British media ‘Football London’ predicted that Son Heung-min would take the front line, excluding Kane, from Tottenham’s opening game lineup. It is analyzed that Kane, who lacks training time, will start off the bench.
Meanwhile, the media expected Heung-Min Son, Lucas Moura, and Steven Berwein to participate.