Son Heung-min has no interest in being the top scorer, wants Tottenham to enter the Champions League. Tottenham Hotspur striker, Son Heung-min, is not interested in becoming the Premier League’s top scorer this season. Although he continues to chase Mohamed Salah’s goals, he admits that it is more important to bring his team to the Champions League ticket next season.
“Winning the Golden Shoe trophy is everyone’s dream. However, the team is more important. We want to finish the competition in the Champions League zone. We want to play there [next season],” Son was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
1. Son Heung-min scored twice in Week 34 of the Premier League
Son Heung-min did manage to catch up with Mohamed Salah’s goals at the end of the Premier League this season. Now he has 19 goals after scoring a brace in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday (2022).
As a result, he is now only three goals adrift of Salah, who has collected 22 goals this season. The productivity of the South Korean player also surpasses the score of Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 17 goals.
2. Son Heung-min can’t score without other Tottenham players
Son Heung-min thinks the goal record is not important to him. Because, he could not do anything without the help of his colleagues in the field. Son finds it impossible to work alone without other Tottenham players.
“You need a team [of other players] to do it. For sure if I could get the chance to score, I would do it,” said the 29-year-old.
3. Son Heung-min and colleagues chase Champions League tickets
Tottenham can’t help but have to thank Son Heung-min. Because, the additional two goals made The Lilywhites now add three additional points. So, they are now able to collect 61 points and sit in fifth place in the Premier League standings.
Tottenham Hotspur are only two points adrift of Arsenal (4) and five points from Chelsea (3). They also still have the opportunity to move up the rankings again. On a note, Son Heung-min and colleagues continue to win and hope the team above them slips.