What Son Heung-min did after winning the Golden Boot ahead of Tottenham’s pre-season tour

What a season Son Heung-min had. Although the South Korean is praised, it’s usually Harry Kane who grabs all the headlines.

This season, however, the 29-year-old has made even more of an impact than usual. Last year, Son signed a new four-year deal with Tottenham, giving the north London side a boost ahead of the 2021/22 season.

The season has been a roller coaster for Spurs but the impact the South Korean has made in the top three since Antonio Conte’s arrival has been huge. Kane and Son’s relationship on the field also grew stronger this season.

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The duo broke the Premier League record for most combination goals early in the season. As the England captain has dropped into deeper positions this season, it has given Son a huge boost in front of goal.

The 29-year-old has scored a total of 23 league goals this season and also recorded nine assists. What makes the record even more impressive is that none of those goals came from penalties.

This led to Son securing his first Golden Boot award, making him the first Asian player to receive this award. The South Korean eventually shared it with Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian scored in the 80th minute in Liverpool’s last game of the season.

In his post-match interview, Son was full of gratitude for his team-mates, whom he said would not have been able to score the goals without their help. “I probably couldn’t do it on my own but everyone around me just pushed me,” the 29-year-old admitted to Spurs TV.

“Even Luke [Moura] who came, Stevie [Steven Bergwijn]H [Kane]Eric [Dier]ben [Davies]. Every player was next to me and said, ‘Sonny, you have to do this, believe in it, and you’ll get another chance.’ Finally I scored and I scored the second goal, it was just incredible.

“Today I missed the easiest chances but I created one of the hardest chances. I’m very happy and I’m really, really grateful to the team for helping me a lot, especially throughout the season except for this game today.” [Sunday], after the 3:0 everyone just said ‘Go on Son, go on Son! You have to do this, you deserve this. I was really grateful and that’s why I pushed myself too,” Son added.

After the South Korean spent the rest of the evening partying with his teammates, it wasn’t long before he returned to his home country, where the support continued. The 29-year-old is such a popular figure in South Korea and Reuters posted a video on Twitter of Son showing off his award as he returned to his country.

Loud cheers could be heard as the Tottenham player showed off his award and posed for photos. That support is likely to continue as the Lilywhites travel to Son’s home country for their pre-season tour.

In February, football.london reported the club’s announcement of the tournament. On Monday, Spurs announced that Conte’s side will face Sevilla in a game that will be part of the Coupang Play Series in South Korea.

So Son can continue to enjoy his Golden Boot celebrations ahead of the pre-season tour, which he’s been “excited about,” particularly with his teammates as “for most…this will be their first visit.”

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