Son Heung Min Shares Emorional Statement After Winning First Ever Premier League Golden Boot

Son Heung Min Shares Emorional Statement After Winning First Ever Premier League Golden Boot

Rene Otinga
May 23, 2022 at 6:21 AM
  • Son Heung Min said he dreamt of winning the Golden boot as a child after his brace against Norwich City on Sunday
  • The South Korean emerged joint top scorer alongside Mohammed Salah with both forwards netting 23 goals this season
  • His feat meant he also broke Harry Kane’s record of seven straight seasons as Tottenham Hotspur’s top scorer

An emotional Son Heung Min admitted he was still coming to terms with the fact that he is the Premier League top scorer this season, alongside Liverpool ace Mohammed Salah.

The South Korean scored twice as Tottenham thrashed relegated Norwich City 5-0 in the penultimate game of the season in a win that ensured Antonio Conte’s men secured Champions League football next season.

His exploits in front of goal means he tied with Salah on 23 goals, after the Egyptian also found the back of the net against Wolves on Sunday.

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Son celebrates after scoring their fourth goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur at Carrow Road on May 22, 2022. Photo by David Rogers.
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Speaking after his two goals against Norwich, Son said as quoted by Daily Mail:

'It’s incredible to have this award. I can’t believe it. I got really emotional. I dreamed of it as a child. Literally it’s my in hands. I can’t believe it.'
'Until my goal I was really frustrated that I missed big chances. I told the players I missed the easiest chances and scored one of the toughest,' he added.
'I didn’t give up. I wanted to score today. The team helped me a lot at half-time. They wanted to help me, you could see it today.

Notably, the forward’s two goals came after Spurs had already sealed the three points thanks to two goals from Dejan Kulusevski and one from Harry Kane.

Prior to the match, there was a bit of dismay for Son after Conte bondly declared he would not be on penalty duty despite the fact that he was chasing the golden boot.

But Son has shown severally this season that he does not need penalties to rack up the goals, and none of his strikes this season have come from the spot.

Chelsea set unique record after the season’s conclusion

Elsewhere the Blues of Chelsea ended their season with a routine win over Watford as they established quote a unique record.

Goals from Kai Havertz and Ross Barkley handed Chelsea a well-deserved victory over the Hornets

This feat meant that the Blues made history, becoming the first team in Premier League to go through a whole season without ever being behind at half-time.

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