Lucas Moura has said that he and his Tottenham teammates were desperate for Son Heung-min to win the Premier League Golden Boot last season because of how great a person the South Korean is.
Son made history by becoming the first Asian footballer to win the Golden Boot last season as he finished joint top of the goalscoring charts with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with 23 strikes to his name in the Premier League.
What made the feat even more impressive was the fact that the 30-year-old did not take a single penalty last season, with Harry Kane being Tottenham’s designated spot-kick taker.
Son sealed his Golden Boot win in Tottenham’s final game of the season as he netted a brace in the 5-0 win at Carrow Road.
It was Moura who set up the first of the forward’s two goals in the match after coming on from the bench, and the Brazilian admitted that he was keen to help his teammate take home the award.
Moura told Football.London: “We were so excited for that game (against Norwich) and for that moment. We were expecting Son to score and I had it in my mind that when I came on I would help Sonny to score because he deserves only great things in life.
“First of all, he’s a great human being, a great person and after he’s a great player, one of the best I’ve played with. He deserved that moment.
“I came on thinking I would give Sonny the ball and he would score and get the Golden Boot because he deserved it. I’m happy it went well.
“Sonny is a bit different because he has all this [dedication] and he is a bit like me because he’s happy every day. He’s smiling. We can see he loves the game. He enjoys every training session, every game, he gives his all and I love him because of this. He’s like a Brazilian.”
Spurs Web Opinion
What makes the current Tottenham squad very easy to connect with, is the fact that they all genuinely seem to be great lads, who are friends off the pitch as well.
Lucas, in particular, seems to be close with every player in the squad. Perhaps, his role in helping maintain high morale in the squad is one of the reasons why Conte is keen to keep hold of him.
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