is top Asian Soccer in EPL, Son Heung-min.
is a professional footballer and forward for
League club Tottenham Hotspur.
He signed with
Tottenham in 2015 for £22 million,
most expensive Asian player in history.
In 2017, he
became the top Asian goalscorer in Premier
with 20 goals scored in 72 games.
In 2nd place is
Park Ji-sung with his record of 19 goals in 154 games.
Apart from his
native language, Korean, Son is also fluent
in German and
English. His agency has said that Son was
to make himself a success in Europe
that he learned
German by watching episodes of
SquarePants. He has indeed become successful,
earning the 3rd
highest salary among Tottenham players
and tied for
25th in the EPL.
Son has said in
an interview that his father does not want
him to marry
until he retires, and he agrees.
He told the
Guardian, “When you marry, the number one
will be family,
wife and kids, and then football.
I want to make
sure that while I play at the top level,
football can be
number one." He added that you can
never be sure
how long you can play at the top,
but you can
enjoy a long life with your family which is
why he is
putting off marriage for the time being.
- forward for: 포워드
- goalscorer: 골을
많이 넣는 선수
- apart from: ~로부터
- fluent: 유창한
- put off: (날짜를)연기하다
- for the time being: 당분간
He has the nickname “Crybaby Son” because he shows a
lot of tears at games
눈물이 많아 ‘손울보’라는
He calls fellow football player 차두리
띠동갑 선배인 차두리를 삼촌이라고 부른다
Son’s footballing idol when growing up is fellow South
Korean international, Lee Chung-yong.
어린 시절, 손흥민의 축구 우상은 국제 무대에서 활동하는 동료 선수 이청용이다.
I want to play
football until my body says, "You can't run anymore, you're dead."
내 몸이 '더이상 뛸 수 없어 넌 죽었어'라고 말할 때까지 뛰고 싶습니다.
I'm never happy
with my performances. I always want to prove more and more things.
저는 제 실력에 결코 만족하지
않아요. 더 많은 것을 보여주고 싶어요.
country I've gone to, if you smile at people,
they are going
to be happy. This is my attitude.
내가 방문한 모든 나라에서 사람들에게
미소지으면 그분들은 행복해하겠죠.
이것이 제가 사람을 대하는 태도랍니다.