Tottenham attacker Heung-Min Son has revealed that Park Ji-Sung is his football ‘idol’ after becoming the highest scoring South Korean in Premier League history.
Son netted his 20th Premier League goal as Tottenham recorded a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
The strike took the 25-year-old above fellow South Korean Park in the scoring charts, with the now 36-year-old managing 19 Premier League goals during his time at Manchester United.
Son revealed his delight after breaking the record, and he was keen to pay tribute to Park, who he described as ‘a legend’.
Son told Tottenham’s official television channel:
“It was a special day for me. I’m just thankful for everyone supporting me. Park Ji-Sung had the record and he’s my idol. He’s a legend. He’s got everything. I’ve a lot to do to catch him.
“It’s a record which makes me happy. I can enjoy this day but I’m still hungry. I hope I can score many, many goals for Spurs.”
Son became the most expensive Asian footballer in history when he joined Tottenham from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015.
The attacker scored 14 Premier League goals for Spurs during the 2016-17 campaign, and has chipped in with two goals in 10 appearances so far this season.