Son Heung-min Scores 150th Career Goal in Europe

  • By Song Won-hyung

    January 07, 2021 11:28

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur has added another goal to his scoring streak, bringing his season's total to 16 in all competitions.

    Tottenham beat Brentford 2-0 in the semifinal of the EFL Cup, currently known as the Carabao Cup, on Tuesday, advancing to the final for the first time since 2015. When the team was up 1-0, Son doubled the lead with a speedy counterattack in the 70th minute.

    The goal came after he scored his 100th goal as a Spur in the team's previous match against Leeds United on Jan. 2, and marks his 150th career goal in Europe.

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur shoots to score in a match against Brentford in London on Tuesday. /AFP-Yonhap

    It was Son's 419th match in Europe, since his debut in Germany's Bundesliga with Hamburg in the 2010/11 season. His first European goal came against Cologne in October 2010. He scored a total of 20 goals with Hamburg from 2010 to 2013, and 29 for Bayer Leverkusen from 2013 to 2015, before joining Tottenham.

    During his time in Europe to date he has been most successful against Southampton with 10 goals, followed by Dortmund (nine goals) and Manchester City (six).

    After spending 11 seasons in Germany and England, Son has risen to become a world-class player. In a post-match interview on Tuesday, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho lauded Son as "a special player and a special human."

    One thing missing from Son's remarkable career so far is a title in a European league. Spurs have been without a title for 13 years, since winning the EFL Cup in 2008. The time appears ripe for Spurs to change that, however, with the fantastic and prolific partnership between Son and Harry Kane, and the magic touch of Mourinho. The EFL Cup final will take place in April, with Spurs set to face Manchester City.

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