“Only two Spurs players did better” – Son joined new exclusive club with his latest goal
Son Heung-min joined an exclusive club at Tottenham Hotspur with his early goal against Wolfsberger on Thursday night, reports the football.london.
The South Korean star stooped to send a header into the Austrian side’s net from Gareth Bale’s cross in the first half of the Europa League round of 32 first leg tie in Budapest.
It was Son’s 18 goal of the season which, when allied with his 12 assists, means the 28-year-old has directly contributed towards 30 goals in 35 matches this season.
The strike in Hungary also elevated Son into exclusive company at Tottenham.
That header meant Son became only the fourth Spurs player in the club’s history to score 20 goals in European competition – not including qualifiers – after his team-mate Harry Kane (29), Martin Chivers (22) and Jermain Defoe (20).