Son shines at the Lane
18 September 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Heung-Min Son was all smiles after his two-goal home debut helped us overcome Qarabag 3-1 in our Europa League Group J opener on Thursday night.
The Azerbaijan champions made it tough as expected and took an early lead at the Lane before a quickfire double from the South Korea international turned the game around.
‘Sonny’ was left with the easiest of tasks to level the scores from Andros Townsend’s corner on 28 minutes and two minutes later, combined with Dele Alli to put us 2-1 up.
Erik Lamela secured victory with his first goal of the season four minutes from time.
But it was Sonny who stole the show - becoming the first Spur to hit a double on his home debut since Mido against Portsmouth over 10 years ago.
“I said after Sunday (his debut at Sunderland) that I can play much better and I don’t know if I played much better but I’m really happy we won on my Spurs (home) debut and I scored two goals, I’m very happy,” said Sonny afterwards.
“The first half wasn’t 100 per cent, we were 1-0 down and we can play much better, but we were happy to win.
“The first goal was so quick for me, Andros crossed the corner and the ball came to me, a bit of a surprise. Dele is a nice player, he’s young and talented. I like him as a player, I understand him well.
“The fans were amazing! We have three home games to come and we want to win them. We will try hard, work hard and we’ll see.”
Below: Sonny speaks exclusively to Spurs TV after his double against Qarabag
It was suggested that Sonny had set the bar high with his two-goal home debut. “It’s impossible to score in every game," he smiled. "But I will try 100 per cent to play my best and we’ll see if I score on Sunday.”
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