Benitez has been reminded of Son after watching Leroy Sane

Former manager Rafael Benitez (64) has been reminded of Son Heung-min (32, Tottenham) after watching Leroy Sane (28, Bayern Munich) in action.

TBR Football published a technical analysis of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg clash between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on Tuesday (June 11), which Benitez shared with UEFA.

Arsenal and Bayern Munich played to a 2-2 draw on Tuesday. The second leg, which will take place in Munich, Germany, on April 18 at 4:00 am, will determine which team will advance to the last four.

Benitez, who analyzed the game in various capacities as a UEFA Technical Observer, explained in his ‘Bayern’s counter-attacking threat’ section that he was impressed by the threat of Munich’s quick transitions into possession, using the pace of Jamal Mbappe and Zane.

Benitez also likened your ability to pick up passes in the space behind the defense to the way Harry Kane combined with Son Heung-min at Tottenham.

Indeed, the link-up between Kane and Zane frequently baffled the Arsenal defense, much like the Son-Kane duo at Tottenham, 안전놀이터 추천 most notably when Zane drove into the Arsenal box to draw a penalty in the first 30 minutes of the 1-1 tie.

“You were dangerous throughout the game and made a great solo run to set up Kane’s penalty goal,” the publication said, adding, “The former Manchester City man is known for his pace and Arsenal players found it difficult to contain him in on-the-ball situations.”

Benitez is no stranger to Son’s movements, having faced him in the Premier League when he was in charge of Newcastle (March 2016-January 2019) and Everton (June 2021-January 2022).

Benitez, meanwhile, is one of the best managers in Europe, having managed big clubs such as Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, and Newcastle United. With Valencia, he won two La Liga titles (2001-2002, 2003-2004) and a UEFA Cup (2003-2004). With Liverpool, he won the Champions League in the 2004-2005 season. With Chelsea, he won the Europa League in the 2012-2013 season.