Reporter Kim Do-yong = Tottenham Hotspur’s winning streak came to an end when manager Antonio Conte suffered a complete defeat in his first game back.
Tottenham was completely defeated by Leicester 1-4 in the 23rd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England on the 12th (Korean time).
Tottenham, who had recently won 3 consecutive wins in all competitions, lost 4 consecutive wins in the first game when the head coach returned, and stayed in 5th place with 12 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses (39 points). Coach Conte returned to the bench that day after taking a break to recover, including receiving treatment at the hospital after gallbladder removal surgery on the 1st.
Leicester recorded 3 consecutive wins and marked 13th place with 7 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses (24 points).
Son Heung-min started as a second-line striker and played full-time for 90 minutes, but failed to raise an attack point and remained silent.
Tottenham attacked the Leicester defense with a quick attack from the beginning of the game, and took the lead with Rodrigo Bentancur’s opening goal in the 14th minute of the first half. Bentancur participated in the attack during a corner kick, and in a confused situation, the ball hit the defender’s body and connected it with a concentrated shot, shaking the Leicester net.
However, Tottenham’s lead did not last long. In the 23rd minute of the first half, Leicester succeeded in scoring from a corner kick and turned the game around. In a corner kick, Bentancur headed the ball, and Nangfalis Mendy rushed in and hit a powerful shot with his right foot to equalize. 슬롯사이트
Leicester, who increased their momentum, scored a come-from-behind goal two minutes later. Leicester quickly counterattacked after blocking the ball as Tottenham advanced, and James Madison scored with the help of Kelechi Iheanacho to give the team the lead.
Leicester, who brought the flow, succeeded in scoring in extra time in the first half. In a counterattack situation, Iheanacho scored the team’s third goal by exquisitely shooting into the corner of the goal with his left foot in front of Eric Dier.
Tottenham launched a counterattack with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane at the start of the second half, but spent a frustrating time as the final finish was not made. To make matters worse, Bentancur suffered an injury to his left knee in the 15th minute of the second half and was replaced.
Tottenham made a change in the 30th minute of the second half by excluding Ivan Perisic, Pedro Poro, and Japhet Tanganga and putting in Richarlison, Emerson Royal, and Davinson Sanchez. He then strengthened his attack by adding Arunaut Danjuma.
Leicester attacked Tottenham’s defense, which was out of balance between offense and defense, and scored a victory with Harvey Barnes’ goal in the 36th minute of the second half.
Tottenham continued the offensive to make up for one goal in the remaining time, but in the end they failed to score and bowed their heads.