As Son Heung-min publicly expressed his desire to score more goals at Tottenham, his chances of staying increased.
Son Heung-min joined in 2015 and is expected to play for 10 years in a Tottenham team.
In the 2022/23 English Premier League 메이저놀이터round 31 home game against Bournemouth held on the 15th (Korean time), Son Heung-min received a pass from Ivan Perisic in the 14th minute of the first half and scored the opening goal of the game.
Although Tottenham suffered a 2-3 defeat due to defensive anxiety and failed to advance to the semifinals, Son Heung-min received a high rating among Tottenham players, scoring goals while running freely in the front.
Son Heung-min also set another record that day. It is tied with Jermaine Defoe’s 143 goals, who ranked 6th in Tottenham’s career in the early 2000s due to explosive activity and strong play.
Son Heung-min scored 101 goals in the Premier League, and scored 42 goals in other competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, equaling the number of goals with Defoe.
Son Heung-min did not stop here and did not hide his desire to stand shoulder to shoulder with seniors he respected.
He said in an interview with England’s ‘Independent’ on the 17th, “I think I can still play for a few more years. I will continue to work hard to score more goals.” “he said.
“It’s a great honor to be compared to Defoe, a Tottenham legend who has scored so many goals here, so I’m incredibly proud of myself for equaling this goal record,” he said.
Regarding Son Heung-min’s remarks, Tottenham fans see him as an attitude that he will devote himself to his current team rather than transferring.
Son Heung-min moved to Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in Germany in September 2015 and entered the Premier League. After struggling in his first year at the club, there was a possibility of going back through joining Wolfsburg, but it was left behind by chairman Daniel Levy and then manager Mauricio Pochettino.
And since then, he has scored double-digit goals every year and has become a symbol of Tottenham next to Harry Kane.
Recently, as rumors of moving to big clubs such as Bayern Munich, PSG, and FC Barcelona have resurfaced, there have been many observations that Son Heung-min is moving to achieve a club stage victory that he has not achieved in his football life.
However, Son Heung-min put a wedge in this expectation and expressed his willingness to play until June 2025, the period of his current contract.
The idea of playing for Tottenham for 10 years is in his head.