Internationals – attacking duo on target again
Wed 28 September 2022, 08:42|Tottenham Hotspur
Just as they did on Friday, both Heung-Min Son and Richarlison scored for their respective countries on a busy day of action for our international players on Tuesday.
Son got the ball rolling when he headed home in the 35th minute to give South Korea a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in Seoul, before Richarlison followed suit for Brazil later in the day, bagging his country’s second goal in their eventual 5-1 victory over Tunisia in Paris. He also supplied the assist for Raphinha to score Brazil’s fourth just before the interval.
Son played the full 90 minutes for South Korea, while Richarlison was substituted at half-time for Brazil as both players made an impact in their last international outings before the World Cup.
In other friendly action, Rodrigo Bentancur started and played just over an hour for Uruguay in their 2-0 triumph over Canada in Slovakia, Pape Matar Sarr came off the bench for the last 14 minutes of Senegal’s 1-1 draw with Iran in Austria while Kallum Cesay played from the start as Sierra Leone lost 3-0 away to DR Congo.
There were also a number of players on duty in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday, Matt Doherty playing 90 minutes and on-loan Troy Parrott 76 as Republic of Ireland snatched a stoppage-time victory over Armenia in Dublin to avoid relegation from Group B1. Having led 2-0, the Republic were stunned by a quickfire double from the visitors with just over a quarter of an hour left, but after a late penalty decision and the subsequent dismissal of two Armenian players, Robbie Brady scored from the spot to seal the win for the hosts.
There was no such luck for Dejan Kulusevski, however. He played 90 minutes for Sweden against Slovenia in Stockholm, but their 1-1 draw saw them relegated from Group B4.
At Under-21 level, Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp came off the bench for England as they beat Germany 3-1 in a friendly in Sheffield, the latter providing the assist for Cole Palmer’s stoppage-time third goal for the Young Lions. Sessegnon and Skipp were both introduced in the 69th minute, with Djed Spence remaining an unused substitute.
On-loan striker Dane Scarlett featured as a second-half substitute for England Under-20s as they beat Australia 3-0 in Spain to make it three wins from three during this international window, while goalkeeper Aaron Maguire kept a clean sheet for Republic of Ireland Under-19s as they beat 10-man Hungary 1-0 in Wales to do likewise and top their group in European Under-19 Championship qualifying.
In the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 28 September), Cristian Romero and on-loan Giovani Lo Celso played 90 minutes for Argentina in their 3-0 win over Jamaica in New Jersey – Lo Celso providing the assist for the second goal – while Davinson Sanchez also put in a full shift at the back for Colombia as they came back from 2-0 down to beat Mexico 3-2 in California.
Those friendlies brought to an end the international break for our players, with all squad members now set to report back to Hotspur Way as we continue our preparations for the north London derby at the Emirates on Saturday (12.30pm UK).