Son Heung-min gives up golden boot to advance to Champions League


Heung-Min Son scored the third goal for Tottenham in the North London derby match against Arsenal.

Tottenham striker Son Heung-min said that if he wins the Golden Boot, he will aim for a place in the Champions League.

South Korea have scored 21 goals in the Premier League this season, with Liverpool’s Mohammad Salah currently taking the lead with 22.

Tottenham are 5th in the league and have two games left with rivals Arsenal by one point.

The 29-year-old said, “It would be great, but it’s important for us to be in the top four.”

Son Heung-min scored his 21st goal in a match against Tottenham in a 3-0 defeat of Arsenal in the North London derby on Thursday.

He has scored 10 goals in his last 8 matches. including hat-tricks Against Aston Villa

When asked if he would like to trade to score more goals to advance to the Champions League, Son Heung-min said, “Yes, 100%.

“Racing is, of course, a good thing, but I’ve said several times that it’s important to be in the top four. [more] More than anything.”

Tottenham will host Burnley at 12:30 BST on Sunday before the season closes in Norwich on 22 May.

Manager Antonio Conte told reporters on Friday that Son had promised to score a goal after leaving Arsenal in the second half against Burnley.

Heung-min Son said the schedule and Tottenham’s early kick-off were “crazy”.

Son Heung-min added, “It’s not always fun to leave because I love soccer and I want to be on the pitch because I want to help the team.”

“I can understand why because there is a very fast match on Sunday. I can’t promise to score, but I will do my best and do my best for the team, if I don’t score, I will do my best.

“Honestly, looking at the schedule, it’s crazy. It’s a really fast turn and you have to do everything to recover and prepare to start again.”

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