– Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min has scored his means into South Korean soccer document books.
Son grabbed a brace in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Leicester Metropolis at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday (native time). Son now has a career-high 19 targets for this Premier League season, and he additionally owns the document for many targets by a South Korean participant in a season in a European league.
Former Leverkusen hero Cha Bum-kun had held the mark with 17 targets from the 1985-1986 season.
In all competitions this season — counting the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Europa Convention League — Son has 20 targets in 41 appearances. His profession excessive is 22 from 51 matches within the 2020-2021 season.
Son was instantly concerned in all three Tottenham targets in Sunday’s victory. He assisted on Harry Kane’s opening objective with a nook within the twenty second minute. Then on the hour mark, Son doubled the house facet’s lead: he obtained a feed from Dejan Kulusevski close to the penalty mark and did a nifty spin transfer earlier than slotting it house along with his left foot.
Son then picked up his second objective within the 79th minute, once more arrange by Kulusevski. After taking the move from simply outdoors the field, Son curled in a stunner along with his left foot, discovering the highest left nook to make it 3-0 for Tottenham.
Son broke a tie with Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United for second place within the Premier League scoring race, and now trails Mohamed Salah of Liverpool by three targets within the Golden Boot chase.
The victory saved Tottenham’s top-four hopes alive with 4 matches remaining. Via 34 video games, Spurs sit in fifth place with 61 factors, two behind Arsenal.
Golf equipment ending within the high 4 within the Premier League qualify for the group stage within the UEFA Champions League for the next season.
Son admitted after the match that grabbing the Golden Boot is a “dream” however his group will all the time come first.
“Scoring targets is basically good however you may’t rating alone. You want the group,” he stated. “If I get the possibilities, then I’ll attempt to rating. The Golden Boot is all the time a dream however the group is most necessary. We wish to end (within the place to play) within the Champions League and I wish to play within the Champions League.”