Son Heung-min (29), who marked a page in the club’s history by scoring the 100th goal after joining Tottenham Hotspur in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) as a celebration for the New Year. He said it was impossible to go over it.
Son Heung-min answered questions sent by fans and his feelings of achieving 100 goals in Tottenham’s career through’Untact Interview’ released at JTBC’s’News Room’ on the 12th.
Actress Seo-joon Park asked questions at Naver Partners Square in Seoul, and Heung-min Son answered at Tottenham Training Center in London. JTBC in Korea and Spurs TV, the official channel of Tottenham in London, respectively.
Son Heung-min said, “I am honored to break the record while doing what I like. In fact, the record is always said to be broken. There is a desire that other young Korean players wake up quickly.”
Son Heung-min scored the 100th goal in Tottenham’s career with a right-footed non-stop shot finishing Harry Kane’s cross in the 43rd minute ahead of 1-0 in the home game of the 2020-2021 EPL round 17 against Leeds United on the 2nd.
Son Heung-min scored 65 goals in the EPL, 12 goals in the England Football Association (FA) Cup, 3 goals in the League Cup, 14 goals in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League, 6 goals in the Europa League (including qualifiers), and scored 100 goals for Tottenham. Finished. It is the 18th in Tottenham’s history.
Among football fans, there will be a so-called ‘Son·Cha·Pak Daejeon’ in which Cha Bum-geun, Park Ji-sung, and Son Heung-min are among the best Korean soccer players. Son Heung-min said, “Whether I score 100 goals, 200 goals, or 300 goals, it is impossible to exceed the achievements achieved by (Park) Ji-sung and coach Cha Bum-geun.”
Regarding’Camera Ceremony’, which became a trademark after scoring this season, he replied, “We started with the meaning of capturing and saving that moment while living our life. I don’t know if the response is good or bad.”
Son Heung-min is a rare player in Europe who uses both feet freely. Out of Tottenham’s 100 goals, he scored 55 with his right foot and 41 with his left foot. “The left foot is more accurate than the right foot, and the right foot is a little stronger than the left foot. I trained both feet a lot in any position,” he explained.
Regarding the so-called’Son Heung-min zone’, which flies from the left and right corners of the penalty box toward the opposite goal, he said, “The result of exhausting efforts.” “At first, I wasn’t good at shooting from that position. I’m embarrassed to say that it’s John. All wingers are It’s a favorite location. I trained a lot on the spot.”
When asked about the happiest moments in football life, the German Bundesliga was recalled in Hamburg.
Son Heung-min said, “A difficult question.” “When I was 17 years old in Hamburg, I first called up to the 1st team and went to training, but when I see famous players such as Rude van Nistelrooy, I still feel like I want to feel it again.”
“I see a lot of Taegeukgi at Tottenham Stadium. I really feel like I’m really happy whenever I see that, but I think I miss that a lot.”
Son Heung-min is at the peak of his football life this season. Along with 100 Tottenham goals, he also scored 150 goals in the European stage on the 6th. In addition, in the regular league, it is the only second in the scoring ranking after Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 13 goals) with 12 goals (5 assists). The first Asian player to score EPL is not impossible.
Son Heung-min said, “If you achieve the goal, any player will become indolent. So, I didn’t set a personal goal. I want to keep trying.”
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