South Korea manager Bento celebrates Son’s Golden Boot victory

LONDON: South Korea manager Paulo Bento praised Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min’s performance after sharing the Premier League top scorer Golden Shoe award with Mohamed Salah at the end of the season, and he considered a historic moment for his country. Son, the first Asian player to lead the English Premier League scorers, scored two goals on Sunday, equaling Liverpool’s Salah with 23 goals, after leading Tottenham to a 5-0 victory over Norwich City and securing Champions League qualification. . “This is a good result for him and we would all like to congratulate him,” said Pinto. “It is an important result for him, his team and also for South Korean football,” he added. He helped achieve an important goal, which is to play in Champions League next season and we are happy for him ”. Son had a great season and helped his country qualify for the World Cup in Qatar after scoring four goals in the finals of the Asian qualifiers. Son, 29, joined Bento’s side for a series of friendlies in early June as South Korea begins preparations for the finals, taking on Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and another unspecified opponent. “It is not important to talk about the program or our competitors, the most important thing is to try to provide the best solutions to face three strong teams. in a short period, “added Bento. South Korea play in Group H at the World Cup, which begins in November, and face Portugal, Uruguay and Ghana. (Reuters)