Son Heung-min devoted his historic aim in Tottenham’s 2-1 win towards Brighton to his late grandfather after the South Korea star turned the primary Asian to attain 100 instances within the Premier League. Son reached his century in fashion with an excellent curling end to place Tottenham forward within the first half in north London on Saturday. After Lewis Dunk‘s equaliser, Harry Kane‘s 79th-minute winner ensured Son’s aim would not go to waste as fifth-placed Tottenham stayed within the hunt to qualify for the Champions League by way of a top-four end.
It was a fine addition for the 30-year-old Son, who has endured a troublesome season.
As effectively as an unusually long term of poor private type, which together with a number of spells on the bench, Son has had to deal with the current dying of his grandfather.
“This was something that I dreamed for. It is an amazing achievement which I wouldn’t have had without my team-mates,” he advised the BBC.
“Scoring 100 goals in the Premier League is a massive thing. I was really emotional because I have had tough moments in the last few weeks. My grandad passed away and it was not easy. I want to send that goal to him.”
Son has loved a outstanding profession with Tottenham since signing from Bayer Leverkusen for what now appears to be like a discount £22 million ($27 million) in 2015.
His dynamic shows have established him as one of many Premier League’s most feared, whereas his humble persona has made him a favorite with Tottenham followers.
Son hopes his newest milestone second will function an inspiration to different Asians dreaming of enjoying in Europe’s prime leagues.
“I hope all the Asian players, especially in South Korea, look at this achievement and believe they can do it as well,” he mentioned.
“It’s a good thing for Asia and I take a big responsibility to be a good example to help the young guys. I want them to believe an Asian player can do amazing things in the Premier League.”
Admitting he typically discovered it arduous to remain upbeat throughout his troublesome season, Son added: “Sometimes you always expect an amazing season. I am frustrated but I’m not the perfect player so I need to look at my weaknesses.
“The followers are supporting me and I have to take an enormous duty to do effectively for the remainder of the season.”
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