Son Heung-min had admitted that his Tottenham teammates kept pushing him against Norwich by telling him he might need another goal to secure the Premier League Golden Boot.
Son went into Spurs’ final game of the season against Norwich one goal behind Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
All three points would guarantee Champions League qualification for Spurs and the away side had the win all but wrapped up just past the hour mark when they sailed into a 3-0 lead.
It was looking like it might not be Son’s day as the Canaries goalkeeper Tim Krul produced a couple of excellent stops in the second half to deny the South Korean.
However, it was the 29-year-old who had the last laugh as he netted a late brace, which meant he shared the Golden Boot with Salah, who also found the back of the net in the Reds’ 3-1 win over Wolves.
Son has now revealed that his teammates kept pushing him to score another when he was feeling tired at Carrow Road.
He said on Korean television channel TV Chosun (as relayed by journalist Sungmo Lee): “I was feeling pain in my legs and taking a bit of rest…but my teammates told me ‘Son, get up! Salah just scored and you may need 1 another!”
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Salah only scored for Liverpool in the 84th minute. So, I doubt if the news would have trickled into Carrow Road.
Son’s teammates might have given a false alarm to the South Korean to ensure he was on his toes in order to score a second and ensure he secures the Golden Boot.
In hindsight, it was the right thing to do as Son needed his second to win the award.
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