- Tottenham Hotspur superstar Son Heung-min may have had an outstanding season and received accolades but his dad, Son Woong-jung is unimpressed
- The 29-year-old became the first Asian player to claim the Golden Boot award after scoring 23 league goals however, his father does not think he has established himself as 'world class' yet
- He even hinted his son may have to move from Tottenham in order to be considered among the best to have played the game
Son Woong-jung, the father of Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min, has claimed the South Korean skipper is not 'world class' yet.
The Spurs attacker became the first Asian player to win the Premier League Golden Boot winner with 23 goals in the just-ended 2021-22 campaign.
Despite his individual accolade which was recognized by the South Korean president, Yoon Seok-youl, Son's father is unimpressed by the achievement of the 29-year-old forward.
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"He [Son Heung-min] must work harder and make more progress," he said as quoted by CGTN. "If he is satisfied with what he has achieved now, crisis is on the way. He must always try to do better to stay in the best form, don't you think? Instead of being happy to stay where he is, I always want him to be 10 per cent better."
Son's father argued the Tottenham star would have to leave the north London outfit and further stretch himself by 10 per cent to reach the 'world class' level.
"He must be able to play a solid role in one of the world's top clubs. That's when he will become a world-class player," Son Woong-jung told reporters. "Like I said before, he must do 10 per cent better on every front to reach that goal."
"He [Son Heung-min] scored many goals this year, but it doesn't mean he will do the same next year. Only those who stay ready can survive the difficulties. He must face everything with a cautious mind and can't afford to be too proud," Son Woong-jung said.
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Son Heung-min receives the highest sporting accolade in South Korea
Son received the individual accolade on the back of becoming the first Asian player to win the Premier League Golden Boot winner with 23 goals.
In a photo posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Son, dressed in a dark suit, walked into the packed stadium as the crowd cheered with the president, Yoon Seok-youl presented the award much to the joy of the crowd.