Son reveals why he was surprised to score against Burnley

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Tottenham Hotspur returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Monday with a hard fought victory against Burnley in the Premier League.                                                        

Spurs found it difficult to break down a resolute defensive effort from Sean Dyche’s side but finally made the breakthrough fourteen minutes from time courtesy of a familiar combination.

Harry Kane met Erik Lamela’s corner kick with his head and directed the ball into the path of Heung-min Son who headed back across Nick Pope’s goal to secure all three points at Turf Moor.

The duo have now combined 29 times in the Premier League having shown their devastating goal threat in the recent match against Southampton in which Kane set up each of Son’s four goals.

The South Korean admitted he was somewhat surprised to have scored with a rare header but was delighted to help his side to see off the threat posed by the Clarets.

He told the official Spurs site: “It’s very rare, very rare, to see me score a header, and another Harry assist!”

“It’s incredible. I did my job, try to work hard always, try to help the team and luckily the ball went in there, and I didn’t have to do too much.

“I just had to get my head to the ball and when the ball hit the net, I couldn’t even believe it because I scored a header! I was really happy. I’m just so happy to get the three points here in such a difficult place.

“Like I said before, I thought we played amazingly against Newcastle, West Ham and drew the games. It felt like we lost the games. Tonight, I think it’s important to take this positive energy and a great result. The season is long, and we need these points, it doesn’t matter how, we have to have that winning mentality. This game is already past. We move on to the next games.”

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