Son Heung-min ISN’T world class – claims his FATHER, as he insists the Tottenham star must ‘work harder’ and ‘do 10 per cent better’ despite winning the Golden Boot… and even hints he could have to leave Spurs to play ‘in one of the world’s top clubs’
- Son Heung-min was the joint winner of last term’s golden boot award with Salah
- He became the first Asian player to claim the award after scoring 23 league goals
- The striker also became the third Tottenham player to have ever won the award
- However, his father does not think he has established himself as ‘world class’ yet
- Son Woong-jung says that his son must ‘work harder’ and be ’10 per cent better’
- He hinted Son may have to leave Spurs to play ‘in one of the world’s top clubs’
Son Woong-jung, the father of Son Heung-min, has said that the Tottenham star must ‘work harder’ and be ’10 per cent better’ to become a ‘world class’ player.
Son was the joint winner of last season’s golden boot award after scoring a brace in Tottenham’s comprehensive win at Norwich City to take his goal tally to 23.
As a result, Son become the first Asian player to have claimed the award. He also became the third Spurs player to win the Golden Boot in the Premier League era.
Son Heung-min’s father says the Tottenham striker must ‘work harder’ to become ‘world class’
Teddy Sheringham won the award during the 1992-1993 campaign, while Harry Kane picked up the individual accolade for a third time last season.
However, Son’s father is not convinced he has secured his title as a ‘world class’ player yet and says the 29-year-old striker must ‘play a solid role in one of the world’s top clubs’ first.
Speaking to CGTN, Son Woong-jung said: ‘He [Son] must work harder and make more progress. 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 percent better.’
Son Heung-min was the joint winner of last season’s golden boot award last term but his father says he still has to be ’10 per cent better’
Son Woong-jung (left) went on to hint at a possible transfer for the striker (right) – claiming he needs to play for a ‘top club’ to go down in history as one of the greats
Son Woong-jung went on to hint at a possible transfer for the striker – saying: ‘He [Son] 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. Like I said before, he must do 10 percent better on every front to reach that goal.’
Son Woong-jung also spoke about the striker’s goal scoring prowess and warned he may not find the same form next season.
The striker’s father said: He [Son] scored a lot of goals this year, but it doesn’t mean he will do the same next year.
‘Only those who stay ready can survive the difficulties. He must face everything with a cautious mind and can’t afford to be too proud’.