Sonny: “There was no decision. It was easy.”
Wed 28 July 2021, 14:43|Tottenham Hotspur
“It’s like home,” said the South Korean superstar, as he reflected on six years’ service already in the bank and spoke of his determination to bring success to the Club he loves.
Sonny has scored 107 goals and claimed 64 assists in 280 appearances in all competitions since joining us from Bayer Leverkusen in August, 2015. His CV includes some historic moments, including the first Premier League and Champions League goals at the new stadium, three goals over two legs as we beat Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final - all in April, 2019 - and one of all-time great goals, his solo effort against Burnley in December, 2019, later awarded BBC Match of the Day and the Premier League’s Goal of the Season, and FIFA’s Puskas Award. And not forgetting another worldy in our 2-0 win against Arsenal last season.
“It was already a big honour to play here for six years, the Club have showed me massive, massive respect and obviously I’m very happy to be here,” said Sonny, South Korea’s captain.
“It’s like home, especially with the fans, the players, the staff. There was no decision. It was easy. I’m so happy to be here and so glad to see the fans again for as long as possible. I’m grateful the Club gave me this massive contract and I’m really happy.
“The six years have been fantastic. They’ve gone so quickly, especially the last two seasons without the fans, that’s been really sad and a little hard for me, the club and for the players. I can’t wait to have that relationship back again as strong as possible. It’s because of them we’re playing football. I’m glad I’m wearing this shirt and playing for these fans.”
As for his aims, Sonny again spoke from the heart. “This club is a massive, massive club, this is a big opportunity and I want to part of this, I want to take a big responsibility. I want to achieve something together with the fans and that’s what I’ve signed for. We deserve it, and everyone’s aim is the same as me.”