‘I want to play in the Champions League’ – Spurs star would swap award for top four

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Son Heung-min has insisted that while winning the Golden Boot would be a dream, he is much more desperate to help Tottenham get back into the Champions League.

Spurs sit two points behind Arsenal in fourth place with four games left to go this campaign after both North London teams won over the weekend.

Son’s brace against Leicester on Sunday brought his tally in the Premier League up to 19 goals, just three behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot (Premierleague.com).

However, the 29-year-old insisted it was the opening goal from Harry Kane in the first half that was the most crucial as it opened the game up.

When asked about his corner kick that Kane turned home, Son told Goal.com: “It is always important to score as early as possible, especially when you’re playing at home.

“We talked about wanting to score set-pieces and we worked really hard. We practised some situations in training and we are happy to score in that way.

“If we’re not scoring goals we are going to struggle and Harry’s goal was really important.”

Son now has an outside chance to win his first Premier League golden boot, and he will have an opportunity to square off against Salah when Spurs visit Anfield on Saturday.

The Tottenham forward credited his goal tally this season to his teammates and insisted that he is focused on firing the club to the top four.

When asked about the race for the Golden Boot, he said: “It’s not important for me. Scoring goals is really good but you can’t score alone. You need the team.

“If I get the chances then I will try to score. The Golden Boot is always a dream but the team is most important. We want to finish in the Champions League and I want to play in the Champions League.”

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One would expect Salah to score at least a couple of goals over the next four games. So, unless Son ends the season with a crazy purple patch, the Golden Boot is probably beyond him.

However, the South Korean will relish playing against Liverpool as the Reds tend to play a high line, which will leave him with plenty of space to run in behind.

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