Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) scored his 100th personal goal in the English Premier League (EPL) and expressed his feelings that it was “something I’ve been dreaming of.” He remembered his maternal grandfather, who had recently passed away, and said, “I want to dedicate this goal.”
In the 2022-2023 EPL round 30 home game against Brighton held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 8th (local time), Son Heung-min made a picturesque goal with a unique kick shot in the 10th minute of the first half. It is his 100th goal in the league, his 34th in EPL history, and the first Asian player to do so. Tottenham won 2-1 by adding Harry Kane’s goal in the 34th minute of the second half.메이저사이트
In an interview with the BBC after the game, he said, “Scoring 100 goals in the EPL is a huge thing and I have dreamed of it,” and “It is an amazing achievement that I could not have achieved without my colleagues.” “I want all Asian players, especially Korean players, to believe that they can do it too,” he said. “I have a responsibility to set a good example for younger players. I hope Asian players can believe that they can do amazing things in the EPL.”
After scoring the goal, Son Heung-min knelt down and stretched out his arms to point to the sky. It was a movement that seemed to be directed towards his maternal grandfather who passed away on the 1st. In an interview, he said, “I had mixed emotions because I had been through a difficult moment over the past few weeks. I want to dedicate this goal to him.”
In a conversation with domestic reporters, he also listed the people he was grateful for and showed tears after mentioning his maternal grandfather. He said, “A lot of people came to mind. My family, the players I played with, the people who supported me, and the fans who loved soccer. But still, the first thing that comes to mind is my maternal grandfather,” she said with tears in her eyes.
Meanwhile, after wearing the Tottenham uniform in August 2015, Son Heung-min built a golden tower of ‘League 100 goals-50 assists’ in 8 seasons. He also scored 142 goals in the League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League. With Son Heung-min’s performance this time, 14 of the 34 players named in the 100-goal club were non-English players. Son Heung-Min is facing records such as Cristiano Ronaldo (103 goals), Didier Drogba (104 goals) and Paul Scholes (107 goals).