‘Rather not share’ – Son Heung-min asked about future amid contract rumours 

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Heung-min Son
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Son Heung-min has chosen to remain coy about his future plans amidst reports that the South Korean is close to extending his contract at the club. 

Son had the best goal-scoring season of his career so far, managing to find the back of the on 22 occasions in all competitions for Tottenham last time out.

However, the forward, who has now joined up with South Korea’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers this month, has insisted that he is not one to obsess about his goal tally.

The Spurs star told Yonhap News Agency: “I have zero greed for goals. I only want the team to do well.

“I only think about how I can best help my teammates. I want them to score goals.

“When I was younger, I tried to score goals myself, but I’ve changed. I can score goals only because of my teammates. 

“If I help them, then they will help me later too. This is a team sport, and I can’t do things all by myself.”

Despite having the best season of his career from an individual standpoint, the 28-year-old revealed that he is always self-critical and looking for ways to improve. 

He said: “When I look back on seasons, I always think about things that I could have done better.

“I don’t think I played well this year. I can only think of things that I didn’t do as well as I wanted. I am trying to get better and better.”

Son is a player who wears the South Korean colours with pride, as was evident from the forward’s emotional reaction after his side beat Germany in the 2018 World Cup.

The Tottenham man admitted that he was saddened to miss the opportunity to turn out for his country due to the pandemic. 

“We normally play 10 international matches a year, and I feel like I’ve been robbed of those 10 matches. But health comes before football. I am honoured just to have the opportunity to play for the country.”

Fabrizio Romano stated recently that Tottenham are confident that Son would sign a new contract before the start of next season but the former Bayer Leverkusen man refused to give away much about his future.

When asked what he wants to achieve, he responded: “Since the day I started playing football, I’ve been chasing this dream of mine, but I’d rather not share it.

“I think I’ll be able to realize that dream if I continue to put in the work. I am trying to get better every moment.”

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