Korean hero Son wins English Premier League goal of the season

Son scores his wonder goal against Burnley. © Getty Images
Son scores his wonder goal against Burnley. © Getty Images

London, England, August 14, 2020: Korea’s 18th Asian Games football hero Son Heung-min has won the Budweiser Goal of the Season in the English Premier League.

Son, who led his country to Asian Games glory in Jakarta two years ago, was rewarded for his spectacular solo effort for Tottenham Hotspur against Burnley on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Collecting the ball just outside his own box, Son ran 71.4 metres over 11 seconds, beating six Burnley players along the way, before putting the ball in the net with a cool finish.

Spurs were 2-0 up at the time and the Korean’s wonder goal helped the North Londoners win the match 5-0.

According to Sky Sports, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was so impressed with the goal that he compared it to Ronaldo's moment of magic for Barcelona against Compostela at the Nou Camp, when Mourinho was working under Sir Bobby Robson.

“Even before this goal my son calls him Son-aldo, Son-aldo Nazario - and today he was Son-aldo Nazario," said Mourinho at the time.

"The only thing that comes to my mind is the goal where I had the honour to be seated next to Sir Bobby Robson; it was Compostela-Barcelona, 1996, and Ronaldo Nazario got the ball behind the midfield line and scored a very similar goal to Son. Amazing goal."

Son scored 18 goals in 41 appearances as Mourinho's side finished sixth in the Premier League to secure a Europa League spot for next season.