‘I got really emotional, I dreamed of it as a child’: Son Heung-min admit he ‘can’t believe’ he won the Premier League’s Golden Boot award after his final day goals in rout of Norwich ensure he shares prize with Mo Salah
- Son Heung-min scored twice in the final 20 minutes in Spurs’ 5-0 win at Norwich
- Both Mo Salah and Son end the season with 23 goals each after both nettted
- Son broke Harry Kane’s run of seven straight seasons as Tottenham’s top scorer
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has spoken of his pride at winning the Premier League Golden Boot award after the South Korean shared the prize with Mohamed Salah.
Son scored twice in Spurs’s 5-0 rout at Norwich to claim the shared top scorer prize alongside his Liverpool rival, as well as ensure Tottenham qualified for next season’s Champions League.
Going into the final day, Son knew that he needed to score at least one more goal than Salah to share the award with the Egyptian. Salah scored once in Liverpool’s 3-1 home win over Wolves meaning the players shared the prize.
Heung-min Son said he did not expect the award to be so heavy after receiving it post-game
Mo Salah cut a slightly disappointed figure after Liverpool were pipped to the league by Manchester City
Speaking after his two goal’s in Spurs’ 5-0 win, Son said: ‘It’s incredible to have this award. I can’t believe it. I got really emotional. I dreamed of it as a child. Literally it’s my in hands. I can’t believe it.’
‘Until my goal I was really frustrated that I missed big chances. I told the players I missed the easiest chances and scored one of the toughest,’ he added.
‘I didn’t give up. I wanted to score today. The team helped me a lot at half-time. They wanted to help me, you could see it today.
Son wheeled away in delight after scoring Tottenham’s fourth goal to bring him closer to the award
‘This season was a great lesson. Next season we can look forward to the Champions League. Everyone deserves to be there.
‘Conte gives us so many different things. Before he came here nobody believed we’d reach the Champions League.’
On the trophy, Son said: ‘It’s really heavy, I wasn’t expecting that. It was a great, great day for me.’
Son thanked his teammates for helping him achieve his ‘dream’ of winning the award
The teammates of the South Korean appeared as delighted as he did when he scored his second of the game
Son’s two goals came after Spurs had already sealed the day with two goals from Dejan Kulusevski and one from Harry Kane.
Spurs knew a point at Norwich would be enough to ensure themselves of a place back in Europe’s elite competition next season and it was never in doubt after Kulusevski’s early goal.
Speaking after an enjoyable afternoon for Spurs, Antonio Conte hailed his team after they achieved the ‘two’ objectives that they had in Norfolk.
‘It’s a magnificent achievement for him. I think Sonny felt a bit of pressure to reach this achievement but we are very happy for him. Today we had two targets,’ he said.
Before adding: ‘The first was to get into the Champions League and then to try to help Sonny to become top scorer and so we’re very happy.’
Spurs players celebrated with their fans at Norwich after they clinched fourth spot and Champions League football next season
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