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Son Heung-min’s ‘You know what?’

Posted April. 11, 2019 07:32,   

Updated April. 11, 2019 07:32


Son Heung-min of the Tottenham Hotspur led the team’s victory Tuesday (local time) in the first round of the quarterfinals for the 2018-2019 UCL Football Champion’s League. His team won the Manchester City 1-0 in a match held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

Tottenham had struggled in the game, with Manchester City acquiring ball occupancy rate at 59 percent, and faced a major challenge when Harry Kane (season goals totaling 24) had to be replaced due to an ankle injury. The South Korean Tottenham football star, however, turned the tables.

After scoring the goal, Son bellowed “You know what?” amid the cheer of over 60,000 fans in front of broadcasting cameras. His roar was like a signal that conveyed that any situation could be overturned.

The audience erupted with joy and surprise with Son’s goal. Sky Sports chose Son as the best player of the game, praising Son as the “Big Game Player who had the biggest influence.” iNews, a British online media, said, “Son’s quiet assassin brought down Manchester City.”

Following his first goal for the EPL games at a match with Crystal Palace on April 4, Son continued his winning streak by scoring the first UCL goal, living up to his reputation as a History Maker. “I am glad to win score a special goal in the new stadium,” the 26-year-old said. “We won, but we have a second match coming up. We will be prepared to fight harder.”

Yun-Cheol Jeong trigger@donga.com