A second half substitute in our two most recent games against Anderlecht and Arsenal following a six-week spell on the sidelines because of a foot injury, the dynamic forward was influential in South Korea’s back-to-back wins during last week’s international break, setting up two goals in a 4-0 victory against Myanmar and then scoring twice in a 5-0 thrashing of Laos.
Now back in the fold at club level, the 23-year-old cannot wait to get stuck into a hectic spell of matches that includes home London derbies against West Ham and Chelsea, plus a Europa League trip to Azerbaijani side Qarabag sandwiched in between.
However, rather than viewing his return to fitness as a new beginning, the former Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen star insists he simply wants to continue the levels of form that saw him net three goals in four starts prior to his injury setback.
When asked if he believes this Sunday’s clash with the Hammers is a fresh start for him, Sonny replied: “No, this is not.
“I made a very good start at Tottenham and I’m delighted to play here. The injury was not for very long, maybe five or six weeks, not very long at all, and now I feel very good.
“Everything is positive and this is very important for me. I’m very happy now that I’m fit, the six weeks have gone now and I must concentrate on the season and the games ahead.
“I’m getting better and fitter but this is not the start for me now, this is a good time continuing and I want to play much better.”