Son Heung-min expressed his feelings about catching up with the record of senior player Jermaine Defoe with 143 goals in Tottenham Hotspur’s career.
On the 15th (Korean time), Tottenham, who played round 31 of the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, lost 2-3 to Bournemouth. The team was defeated, but Son Heung-min scored goals in the last 2 games in a row, and Tottenham had no problems with the attack as they scored 2 goals in the last 2 games in a row. By improving the way Son Heung-min uses, he showed the possibility of riding the upward trend at the end of the season. Son Heung-min is recording 8 goals in the EPL this season and 12 goals including cup competitions.
He scored 143 goals on the day. After joining Tottenham in 2015, he scored 101 EPL goals, 18 goals in domestic cup competitions, and 24 goals in European matches. 스포츠토토
This record is tied for sixth in Tottenham’s history. Same as Defo’s record. Defoe played for Tottenham for a total of nine seasons, on two occasions from 2004 to 2014. He had five seasons in which he scored 10 or more goals as a member of Tottenham. He was in his prime at the time, and was a Tottenham star who scored 20 goals in 57 matches for the England national team.
According to the ‘Evening Standard’, Son Heung-min said, “I think I still have a few more years left to play. I will continue to score more goals. I want to rise to a higher rank. So I will do my best.” .
He also said, “It’s a great honor to have been active in our team for many years. I’m not conscious of this goal record at all, I want to contribute to the team.” And he’s scored a lot of goals for Spurs, so I’m very proud of him.”
Son Heung-min is surpassing one by one in the all-time scoring rankings. Including Cliff Jones (159 goals) in 5th place, the 2nd to 5th places are all retired players. However, it is virtually impossible to rise to the top of the list. This is because fellow Harry Kane, who ranks first with 274 goals, is increasing his record alongside Son Heung-min.