The most expensive Asian player in the history of football, Heung Min-Son has revealed a unique condition on his contract with Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham Hotspur the South Korean international £22 million from Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen and he is set to make his Spurs debut this weekend against Sunderland.
The Spurs forward revealed that his employers have told him that he cannot have a red car due to their rivalry with Arsenal and Arsenal wear a red kit.
The 23-year-old said: “Tottenham officials already told me I can’t even buy a red car. I’m very excited to play against Arsenal. Whatever match I play, I want to score goals. Since I’m a forward, my goal-scoring record will speak for me.”
The flamboyant forward’s signing was the final signing of the summer by the North London side after bringing Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer and Clinton N’Jie at the club.
The former Hamburg man has a great eye for goals and can play on either wing along with center forward. He did very well in Germany for Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg.
Playing 87 games in all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen, he netted 29 goals and assisted 11. He played 78 games in all competitions for Hamburg and netted 20 goals and assisted thrice.
Yesterday, Evening standard had claimed that the South Korean international rejected interest from giants like Manchester City and Liverpool in order to join Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side so that he can get regular game time.
He added: “After I signed the contract and met him in the first meeting, he joked by asking, ‘Why didn’t you come when I was managing Southampton?’”
“Tottenham plays aggressive football, which I like very much, and I like to pressure opponents from the front. I think I can be a better player if I train under Pochettino.”
Son smashed a hat-trick in South Korea’s 8-0 win over Laos last week and is well aware of the huge expectations of him both here and in his homeland following the success of Park Ji-sung at Manchester United.
He said: “Ji-sung goes down in the history of Korean football as one of the greatest players. Just before the 2011 Asian Cup, I was his roommate.”
“From my younger days, I watched him and his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo expand my dream. The title of Park Ji-sung’s successor is too heavy. I’m still far behind him, and there is a lot of pressure to have a title like that, but I’m working hard to become better.”
“I know Tottenham brought me here with big expectations. I know I have to do well, but instead of leaping forward in one big step, I would like to do it step by step. And then I believe good results will follow.”
“Since there are so many good players in the Premier League, I want to challenge every one of them.”
“Last season, I was happy I played at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the Champions League, but at the same time, I also felt there are many things I have to develop more. I want to visit Old Trafford, but Tottenham has already played an away game against Manchester United.”