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Son Heung-min is greeted as a hero in South Korea as he marches in the Premier League Golden Boot

Son Heung-min is greeted as a hero in South Korea as he marches in the Premier League Golden Boot

Tottenham star Son Heung-min is greeted as a hero in South Korea as he shows off his Premier League golden boot in front of adoring fans

  • Son Heung-min scored twice on the last day of the season to share the Golden Boot
  • The South Korean shared the award with Liverpool’s Mo Salah and the two scored 23 times
  • The Tottenham star was filmed returning to his native country in front of fans
  • The flashes went off and he held up his trophy for all to see

Son Heung-min was greeted as a hero in South Korea after returning home with the Premier League Golden Boot.

The Tottenhamd winger scored 23 goals, including two on the final day of the season, to see him share the prestigious award with Liverpool’s Mo Salah.

Son is already idolized in his homeland but the adulation has accelerated upon his return home.

His son held up his Golden Boot award and was welcomed as a hero in South Korea

His son held up his Golden Boot award and was welcomed as a hero in South Korea

Fans lined up to catch a glimpse of the man revered by everyone in the country

Fans lined up to catch a glimpse of the man revered by everyone in the country

He was filmed at the airport, greeted by flashes and fans pushing the barrier to catch a glimpse of him.

Son held up his brilliant prize for photographs, then repeatedly bowed in respect to those who showed up.

The 29-year-old wore a mask and adheres to South Korea’s Covid protocols after landing in Incheon.

And he even earned praise from the country’s president. Yoon Seok-youl said, “This is a joyous occasion for the entire Asian football community to celebrate.

His son said he didn't expect the award to be so heavy after receiving it after the game

His son said he didn’t expect the award to be so heavy after receiving it after the game

“I believe this award is the result of your passion after dedicating yourself and working tirelessly for your team all season.”

Son will be able to stay for an extended period in South Korea this off-season with Spurs playing pre-season fixtures in the country.

They will face Sevilla at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on July 16, three days after facing a K League side in Seoul. This will be Spurs’ third visit to the country.

Speaking after his two goals in Spurs’ 5-0 win, Son said: “It’s amazing to have this award. I can’t believe it. I got very emotional. I dreamed about it as a kid. It’s literally in my hands I can’t believe it.

“Until my goal, I was really frustrated that I had missed great chances. I told the players that I had missed the easiest chances and scored one of the most difficult ones”, he added.

Son scored twice against Norwich and ended up sharing the Golden Boot with Mo Salah

Son scored twice against Norwich and ended up sharing the Golden Boot with Mo Salah

The South Korean's teammates appeared as thrilled as him

The South Korean’s teammates appeared as thrilled as him

‘I didn’t give up. I wanted to score today. The team helped me a lot at half-time. They wanted to help me, you could see it today.

“This season has been a great lesson. Next season we can expect the Champions League. Everyone deserves to be there.

‘Conte gives us so many different things. Before he came here nobody believed that we would reach the Champions League.

On the trophy, Son said: “It’s really heavy, I didn’t expect it.” It was a very nice day for me.

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