Ton Heung-min needs one more goal to overcome the legendary Cha Bum-kun leading the list of the most Asian players to score goals in Europe.
In the match between Tottenham and Red Star Belgrade at the dawn of October 23 (Hanoi time), Son scored a brace, contributing to the bold 5-0 victory of “Rooster”. He has 121 goals since he went to Europe to play football, which is comparable to the achievement of the legendary Father, the first Korean player to play in Europe.
Son started his journey in Europe with Hamburger SV. He then shone at Bayer Leverkusen and joined Tottenham in the summer of 2015. The Korean striker is now the biggest star of the English Premier League, considered the best Asian player currently.
Son Heung-min is playing sublimated with Tottenham
The striker born in 1992 surpassed the legend of Cha to become the Asian player to score the most goals in a season in Europe. Son scored 21 goals in all competitions for Tottenham in the 2016/17 season.
In the latest season, Son Heung-min scored 20 goals, selected by Tottenham as the club’s best player. The striker born in 1992 also surpassed Eden Hazard and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the owner of the best player in London in the 2018/19 season.
Son is in the top 30 nominations for the 2019 Golden Ball award. He is the latest Asian player to be nominated by Football France. In 2007, striker Youni Mahmoud was named when he won the Asian Cup with Iraq.
Unfortunately for Son, he did not have a title in the 2018/19 season. Tottenham lost to Liverpool in the Champions League final and finished fourth in the Premier League. Son returned to the 2019 Asian Cup with the Korean team, but soon stopped.
The more Son Heung-min shines in Tottenham’s shirt, the more controversy about whether he or Park Ji-sung is the best player in Korean history or the whole of Asia becomes more and more debatable.
At 27, Son Heung-min is having it all. Tottenham fans love him, Korean fans consider him a symbol. The media in Korea does not miss any of Son’s moments.
In the past, the sport that would appear randomly in Korean TV series was baseball. Now all turned into football, with Son celebrating and scoring goals in Tottenham’s shirt. Fourfourtwo also called Son Heung-min a “national treasure” of Korea.