Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min made an incredible solo run and then finally kept his composure and scored a goal against Burnley on 7th December 2019. The goal was hailed as a strong contender for the goal of the season award.
Premier League has now officially announced that Son’s incredible solo goal has won the Premier League Goal of the 2019-20 Season award.
Son picked up the ball near his own penalty box and went on an insane solo run which saw him going past almost the entire Burnley team and then calmly finishing past Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.
Son told Sky Sports after scoring that amazing goal: “When I got the ball, I tried to pass it to Dele but I couldn’t find him, so I had to keep going. I am happy to score this goal.
It was brilliant today. We created chances and were clinical. We deserved the three points. It was an unbelievable performance.”
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho praised Son after that wonderful goal. He said: “Tottenham Hotspur’s new manager Jose Mourinho said at his post-match news conference: “It is a tremendous goal. Even before this goal, my son calls him ‘Sonaldo’ after Ronaldo Luis Nazario. The only thing that comes to my mind is the goal when I had the honour of being next to Sir Bobby Robson when Ronaldo [then Barcelona star] scored a wonderful goal [against Compostela in 1996].”
“From the outside, I had a feeling. I remember speaking to Sir Alex [Ferguson] about Park Ji-sung. Maybe it’s a cultural thing. These players are very coachable. The kid is fantastic. I’m very happy, so happy.”
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