Heung Min Son Receives Heroic Welcome in South Korea After Clinching Golden Boot
- Tottenham Hotspur's forward Heung-min Son was given a befitting welcome in South Korea after winning the Golden Boot
- Son scored 23 goals in the just-concluded season, including two on the final day, to win his first-ever Golden Boot in England
- Fans thronged the airport to catch a glimpse of their national treasure who is revered in the Asian country
Son Heung-min was treated to a rapturous welcome back in his native South Korea.
Son was returning home for the very first time since winning the English Premier League Golden Boot over the weekend.
The Tottenham Hotspur forward bagged 23 goals to finish top of the scoring charts in England. He tied with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah but of more importance, none of his goals were from the penalty spot.
Fans lined up at the airport to receive their hero, who is adored in his home country. Son acknowledged the greetings and posed for pictures with his latest award.
His achievement also got recognition from the country's President, Yoon Seok-youl, as reported by the Daily Mail.
This is a joyous occasion to be celebrated by the entire Asian football community. I believe this award is the result of your passion after having devoted yourself and worked endlessly for your team all season.
The 29-year-old winger will now relax after a gruelling season. He will thereafter receive his teammates in South Korea for Spurs' preseason.
Tottenham will play Sevilla on July 16th at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
Son Heung Min delivers an emotional statement after winning the Golden Boot
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported that an emotional Son Heung Min had 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 and 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.