Tottenham Hotspur standout told by father to join ‘one of world’s top clubs’ to reach full potential

Date published: Monday 13th June 2022 3:04 - Lewis Oldham

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Son Heung-Min’s father has told the Tottenham Hotspur standout to join “one of the world’s top clubs” to become a “world-class player”.

The 29-year-old has spent the last seven years in the Premier League with Spurs. He joined them in 2015 for around £22m from Bayer Leverkusen.

Son arguably enjoyed his best season for Tottenham to date in 2021/22. He was unfortunate to miss out on a place in the league’s Team of the Year as he scored 23 goals to share the Golden Boot award with Mohamed Salah.

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Speaking last month, ex-Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor claimed that Son would “walk into any team in the world”.

Son’s father – Son Woong-Jung – used to play football himself. He featured for South Korea’s B team as a forward.

He has warned the Tottenham player against complacency:

“He must work harder and make more progress,” Son Woong-Jung told CGTN (via GOAL).

“If he is satisfied with what he has achieved now, crisis is on the way. He must always try to do better to stay in the best form, don’t you think?

“Instead of being happy to stay where he is, I always want him to be 10 per cent better… he must be able to play a solid role in one of the world’s top clubs. That’s when he will become a world-class player. He scored a lot of goals this year, but it doesn’t mean he will do the same next year.”

Elsewhere, Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla is reporting that Christian Eriksen has decided to leave Brentford as he ‘wants a new important challenge’.

Eriksen returned to the Premier League earlier this year as he joined Brentford on a free transfer.

The midfielder shone for the Bees before the end of the 2021/22 campaign. He was involved in five goals in eleven league outings.

It is stated that ‘many clubs’ in the Premier League ‘would like to sign him up’.

Pedulla goes onto suggest that Antonio Conte ‘would be happy to embrace him again’ at Tottenham Hotspur.


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