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Son Heung Min Quotes, a complete collection

Wed 28 July 2021 | 7:30

A look back at the greatest Son Heung Min quotes including his comments on football and the biggest stars of the game.

Son Heung Min is a South Korean professional player who currently is playing as a winger for Tottenham football club and South Korea national team. Widely considered as one of the greatest Asian football player of all time,

Son Heung Min

has been a key player for Tottenham since joining the club in 2015.

During his successful career, Son has won many top awards, the most important of those is The Puskas Award (2020). Son has the highest rank in the Ballon d'Or history among the Asian players (22). He accomplished this feat at the same season he reached the Champions League final with Tottenham, albeit they lost the title to Liverpool.

Son has been a member of the South Korea national team for the past 11 years. He has scored 170 goals and provided 77 assists in 471 matches during his club career.  In the following article we present you with a complete collection of

Son Heung Min quotes

.

Best Collection of Son Heung Min quotes

We present football fans with the Best collection of Son Heung Min quotes which includes his comments about his personality and career as well as his comments on other football stars.

Son Heung Min quotes about his character, childhood and personal life

Son Heung Min was born into a family of football fans. His father was an ex-player turned manager who even played for the South Korean National B team. In fact. It was his father that had the biggest effect on Son Heung Min's career and He has spoken about this in several of his interviews. Son immigrated to Germany as a teenager and entered

Hamburg

's academy in 2009.

Son Heung Min has been in relationships with two Korean K-Pop star, Bang Min-ah and the famous actress, Yoo So-young. Yoo So-young is known as the first Son Heung Min girlfriend. The two dated for some time before it was announced that they have broken up.

Son reveled in an interview recently that he does not intent to marry until after retiring from football, so that he can concentrate more on his career. He also said that his father's advice has had a big impact on his decision about marriage. With such a background, It is certainly interesting to know more about Son Heung Min quotes on his own childhood, personality and private life.

When I was 10 or 12, he came in to coach my school team and we were training, 15 or 20 players. The programme was for us all to keep the balls up for 40 minutes. When someone dropped the ball, my father would not say anything. But as soon as I dropped it, he made us all start over from the beginning. The players understood, because I was his son and, yeah, it was tough. But when you think about it now, this was the right way.

My father was thinking of what I needed all the time. He has done everything for me and without him, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. As a player, you need some help. It’s also important to meet a great manager and then there’s luck, too. Everything has come together for me.

He gave us four hours of keepy-uppies, Son says. Both of us. After about three hours, I was seeing three balls. The floor was red [through bloodshot eyes]. I was so tired. And he was so angry. I think this was the best story and we still talk about it when we are all together. Four hours keeping the ball up and you don’t drop it. That’s difficult, no?

My father told me when I was young that if I was through on goal but an opponent fell and hurt themselves, I should put the ball out and check on the opponent. Because if you’re a good footballer but don’t know how to respect others, you’re nobody. He is still saying that to me. Sometimes it’s difficult but we are humans before we are footballers. We should respect each other. On the pitch, off the pitch – why should it be different?

My father says this and I agree, as well, 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. You don’t know how long you can play at the top level. When you retire, or when you are 33 or 34, you can still have a long life with your family.

There are different attitudes in Europe and Asia and, of course, people are thinking: ‘Why is he living with his family?’ But who cares about me? Who is helping me to play football? It is them. They gave up their life and they come over here to help me. I have to pay back.

(All the above quotes are from Son's interview with the Guardian)

I really actually started when I was 10 years old, but before that, I loved to play with Father because he played as an ex-player. I just enjoyed it, so I started at 10 years old with Father to be a proper football player.

I wouldn't have become the player I have without my father.

He’s always with me; I’m always asking. He can be my father, or he can be my coach, or he can be an ex-player. I can ask him so many things. He teaches me a lot, and I’m really thankful.

I love Korean rice and Korean food in general. Korean barbecues are cool - there's a table with a hole in it with fire coming through, and we throw meat on it. It's very healthy.

I couldn’t speak the language, I didn’t know a word, I was on my own and I was scared, My first memory of England was a bad one.

I like lots of Korean music that most people have probably never heard of. I also enjoy hip hop.

 

In every country I've gone to, if you smile at people, they are going to be happy. This is my attitude.

When I went to Germany, all I knew were German swear words.

Mum's cooking is still the best thing. It's very healthy.

I watched the Olympics in 2012 in London, and there were so many great performances there, so many people, and so many sports.

Son Heung Min quotes about football and his playing style

Son Heung Min osfamous for his ability to score all sorts of goals. He was a cool finisher and always looked for opportunities to score goals and give assists. He has been a key member of the South Korea national team and Tottenham for many years and has shown his strong personality in many key moments of his amazing career. The followings are the

top quotes by Son Heung Min

about football and his own playing style.

I have scored some goals, but that is not everything, is it? Football is more than that.

I'm always hungry. I can be better always.

Without team-mates, it's difficult to play well.

It's not easy, but I play with my body, and I can feel how important it is to get 100 percent fit to play. This is an important thing to play in the

Premier League

.

I want to play football until my body says, 'You can't run anymore: you're dead.'

Football sometimes goes up and down, and we need to accept the result.

Football is about tackling, about winning the ball.

Football is about scoring, and if you want to do that, you have to go forward.

It doesn't matter who scores as long as we win the match. I'll obviously try to get on the board, but the more important thing is to be prepared for the match.

If I'm on the bench, I want to be ready.

I’m never happy with my performances. I always want to prove more and more things.

I'm playing Premier League, but I'm still very hungry.

I want to be a top player.

I feel great when people say good things about me. But what’s important is that I have to show it on the pitch.

I would like to score goals in every game.

I try my best, and I want to help my team-mates every game.

Football is my happiness.

Since we are not robots, we can't always perform well.

I've been a bit unlucky with small injuries.

If I'm on the pitch, I want to just try to give my best performance every game.

I may play poorly at times, but I'll always try to give my best effort.

I want to play football until my body says, 'you can't run anymore: you're dead.'

When I play, I just try to score goals or assist someone - that's my job.

I'm a really lucky guy to play in the Premier League and have so many fans, so many supporters. This is a really lucky guy.

It's difficult for an Asian to play in the Premier League.

Premier League is not an easy league; it's one of the best.

Competition makes us all better and better.

Every player's dream is to play

Champions League

and the World Cup.

It is good to play strong teams.

Unless I play like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, it'll be hard to give myself 100 out of 100.

Top quotes by Son Heung Min about famous football players and teams

In this part of our article on we will have a look at the top quotes by Son Heung Min about other football great stars and teams, including his comments on Ruud van Nistelrooy, Paolo Guerrero and Harry Kane.

On Ruud van Nistelrooy:

When I was at Hamburg, 17 or 18, Ruud van Nistelrooy signed, and he helped me a lot. He saw my first training session, and he talked to me. He told me I was a good player. He gave me confidence, and I want to thank him for that.

On Paolo Guerrero:

Paolo Guerrero is a good player - and Mladen Petric also. I think both are really good and even better than me.

On Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Karim Bellarabi:

Kyriakos Papadopoulos is really funny. So is Karim Bellarabi. They are full of jokes in the dressing room.

I have a really close relationship with him, I'm very happy he's getting game time and scored a goal and got an assist. I really enjoy playing with him.

On Mauricio Pochettino:

I remember I was on international break when I got the news that Poch had been sacked. I had a really great bond with him, and was sad to see him go.

On Harry Kane:

Harry Kane

is, of course, a very important player for England because he's the best player in the world.

It's all about Harry that's what I think, it's very important that I play with him and obviously we're talking about Harry and me but the other guys are doing an amazing job as well.

Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world.

It's a big honor to play with him and I really enjoy playing with him and it's been six years now playing together with him and we are understanding very very well, we know what we do.

Harry is playing deeper and I like to run to the space, if Harry drops then obviously the centre-back has to drop because he's too dangerous.

Best Song Heung Min quotes about his career at Tottenham and South Korea National team

Son Heung Min started his career in 2010 when he shone in his first experience at the German Bundesliga with Hamburg. His career breakthrough came first in 2015 when he joined Tottenham and became the most expensive Asian player in history. He has scored 27 goals in 87 games so far into his international career. Son represented his country at two FIFA World Cups (2014 and 2018). He won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games. He has also won three AFC Asian Cups.  In this part of our article we have a look at Son's quotes about his career with

Tottenham

and South Korea National team.

On his career with South Korea National team

When I am playing for my country, there is not a single match that I can take lightly.

Do I feel like an ambassador for my country? Of course, I have to be. Another example: when we play at 3pm, its midnight in

Korea

. When we play in the Champions League at 8pm, it’s five in the morning and they still watch on TV. I have to pay back; I take a lot of responsibility.

Winning the Asian Games is about the most important thing I have achieved for my country, and seeing the delight on the faces of the people back home is something that will last with me forever.

I'm a very lucky guy to play for my country, and I'm very happy and lucky to have this country.

I always give 100% for my country.

On His career with Tottenham

When I got the ball, I tried to pass it to Dele but I couldn't find him, so I had to keep going, I am happy to score this goal.

I'm happy at Tottenham.

Maybe a year ago, I was thinking about what could be a special celebration, And then I tried to find one. The camera celebration is because if I score a goal, it's a good memory. It's like, I take a picture so I have good memories in my mind [of it]. I don't know if the people get it, but I think it's a good celebration. I don't know if I'll keep doing it, but we'll see!

I think it was at White Hart Lane, against

Crystal Palace

. We won that game, I will never ever forget that - until I finish my career, until I die. It was so incredible. As a kid I dreamed of playing in the Premier League. From watching on TV to then playing at Spurs. I still remember how happy that goal made me and my family. It’s a feeling I will never forget.

At Tottenham Hotspur, we can share the pressure, but on the South Korea team, some of the players have more pressure than others.

The opponents were very rough, and there were moments when very abusive language was exchanged, it was hard to concentrate on the match because you were thinking about avoiding injury first ... It's an accomplishment that we returned from a game like that without injury.

This kind of goal is, for me, really, really special. I did not realize what a great goal it was until after the game. 

(Son Heung Min quote on his Puskas award winning goal against Burnley)

Best quotes on Son Heung Min from famous football figures

We wrap up our article with the

best quotes on Son Heung Min

from other football great figures such as Jose Mourinho, Virgil Van Dijk and Toni Cascarino.

There is a humble person, but it is Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min is a very special player and special person – Jose Mourinho

He’s quick, he’s strong, and he goes out there to make life hell on the pitch for a defender. And his finishing – right foot, left foot – is just outstanding so I think I would pick him -

Virgil Van Dijk

I’m sure in South Korea they went crazy when he netted four times against Southampton: I played with Park Ji-sung and know what it was like over there whenever he scored. The only downside was I had Son in my Fantasy League team the week before — then took him out - Wayne Rooney

Tottenham have been described as the Harry Kane team but in this calendar year it has been more like the Son Heung-min team because he has been their best player. The South Korea forward has become the team’s go-to man when they are seeking some inspiration to break down stubborn opponents. Other players may get the headlines, but he gets on with his job quietly and effectively. He is brilliant at driving at defenders and testing goalkeepers with powerful shots - Toni Cascarino

He’s been our best player for the last two or three years, the assist the goals, his attitude, he’s always got a smile on his face, He’s always been very humble. He’s always a great guy to talk to. He’s very happy with the fans after matches. He’s always smiling. And so yeah, I mean, he’s a great lad, a great character. But on the field, I mean, every time he gets the ball, I think as a fan, you’re excited you think something’s going to happen - Gary Mabbutt

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