Son Heung-min of the Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his winning goal against Burnley on Oct. 27. (AFP/Yonhap News)
“Next stop is the Europa League.”
Son Heung-min, 28, a professional footballer with the Tottenham Hotspur who has become the English Premier League (EPL)’s top scorer thus far with eight goals this season, shared his ambitious plans as the team heads for its UEFA Europa League match.
Following a 1-0 victory in a 2020-2021 Premier League sixth-round visiting match with Burnley on Oct. 27 at Turf Moor stadium, Son shared his reaction in a video message posted on the Hotspur’s Twitter account, saying he was happy to win such a difficult match and to pick up three league points in the process.
“Next stop is the Europa League. Go Spurs!” he added. Tottenham is looking ahead to a Europa League group stage match against Royal Antwerp on Oct. 30.
At 31 minutes into the match’s second half, Son headed a pass from Harry Kane to score the decisive goal. With that point, Son pushed ahead of Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s seven to claim lone first place for scoring. With the two goals he scored in the Europa League, Son racked up his 10th of the season. He also maintained his record of scoring points in four straight matches (three regular league and one Europa League).
Son claimed EPL “Goal of the Year” honors with a 70-meter running score in a match with Burnley last season.
The win for Tottenham that day moved it up to fifth in the league with a record of three wins, two draws, and one defeat (11 points).
By Lee Jun-hee, staff reporter
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