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Tottenham 100 goal… Son Heung-min becomes a legend

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Son Heung-min is the team’s second goal in the EPL round 17 match against Leeds United in the 2020-2021 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 2nd (local time), and is clenching his fists after scoring his Tottenham 100th goal. AP Yonhap News “/>

Son Heung-min is the team’s second goal in the EPL round 17 match against Leeds United in the 2020-2021 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 2nd (local time), and is clenching his fists after scoring his Tottenham 100th goal. AP Yonhap News

“It seems like the best start of the new year by scoring 100 goals. I am very proud to have achieved this long-awaited record so wonderfully.”

Son Heung-min (29), who reported his first goal in the new year, his 100th goal in Tottenham, could not hide his joy. He started on the 17th round of the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) in the 2020-2021 season against Leeds United held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on the 2nd (Korean time), and the team led 1-0 to score an additional goal in the first 43 minutes. Pulled. ‘Best friend’ Harry Kane’s ground-ball cross was aimed at the bottom right of the opponent’s goal with a sensational shot that only changed direction with his right foot. In the 5th minute of the second half, he helped Toby Alderweireld’s wedge header with a corner kick. Son Heung-min led the team’s 3-0 complete victory with one goal and one help.

His 100 goals are the record he made in 253 games, when he transferred to Tottenham in August 2015. According to the BBC, Son Heung-min is the first to score 100 goals for Tottenham other than British and Irish players. It is the 18th in the club. Son Heung-min scored 65 goals in the EPL, 12 goals in the FA Cup, 3 goals in the League Cup, 14 goals in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League, and 6 goals in the UEFA Europa League, completing 100 goals for Tottenham. did.

Son Heung-min, who reported the 12th EPL goal this season with this goal, has risen to the second place in the league scoring ranking alone. It is one goal behind the division leader Muhammad Salach (13 goals, Liverpool). Son Heung-min said, “It is an impossible record with my own efforts alone,” and “I am very happy and thankful to the team members and everyone who helped.”

Praise continued to Son Heung-min’s grand record. Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho said, “I’m happy that people know what kind of player Son Heung-min is. He’s one of the top three points in the EPL, and he doesn’t even score a penalty kick.” The Asian Football Federation (AFC) wrote on its official Twitter account, “Congratulations to Son Heung-min’s Tottenham 100 goal”.

Son Heung-min and Kane have now jointly scored 13 goals in only half this season. Thirteen goals are the same as the record for the most single-season joint goals for the Alan Shearer-Chris Sutton Duo, who scored 13 goals at Blackburn Rovers in the 1994-1995 season. It is also surpassing No. 1 in the EPL record for the highest number of goals in history. The two players scored 33 goals together and followed closely the 36 goals of Frank Lampard- Didier Drogba (Chelsea), number one in the division.

After the game, Son Heung-min received a Whoscore.com GPA of 8.8 and received the highest score in both teams. It was also selected as the best player in the game (MVP) by fan vote on the EPL website. With Son Heung-min’s performance, Tottenham ended a draw slump in 4 EPL matches and rose from 7th to 3rd (29 points) in the league. It is four points behind the lead Liverpool.

Reporter Jo Hee-chan [email protected]

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