Tottenham star Son Heung-min ‘couldn’t believe’ moment from Burnley Premier League win

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has admitted he was shocked to score a header against Burnley on Monday night. The South Korea international struck late to give Jose Mourinho’s side all three points at Turf Moor. And the 28-year-old was delighted after the game.

Tottenham went into their Premier League match against Burnley aiming to bounce back after squandering a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with West Ham last time out.

And Son scored the winner to boost their chances of title glory, with Spurs now two points off the top.

Now, speaking after the game, the 28-year-old has revealed his surprise at scoring against Burnley via a header.

He rose highest to nod home a pinpoint corner from Harry Kane.

And Son said: “It’s very rare, very rare, to see me score a header, and another Harry assist!

“It’s incredible. I did my job, try to work hard always, try to help the team and luckily the ball went in there, and I didn’t have to do too much.

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“I just had to get my head to the ball and when the ball hit the net, I couldn’t even believe it because I scored a header!

“I was really happy. I’m just so happy to get the three points here in such a difficult place.

“Like I said before, I thought we played amazingly against Newcastle, West Ham and drew the games. It felt like we lost the games.

“Tonight, I think it’s important to take this positive energy and a great result. The season is long, and we need these points, it doesn’t matter how, we have to have that winning mentality. This game is already past. We move on to the next games.”

Son also said he thought Tottenham showed ‘really good character’ to emerge victorious.

“Remember the West Ham game? We played amazingly and drew, and it felt like we lost the game,” he said after scoring his eighth goal of the league season.

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“Tonight, we did a really good job, fought to the end and it’s a really good example.

“We showed really good character. It’s a difficult place, always tough. Monday night, freezing, raining, and it was an incredible win. I think this will give a little boost to our mentality, to be stronger.”

Meanwhile, speaking after the Burnley game, Manchester United legend Gary Neville was full of praise for Son.

“I think Son is so understated and he doesn’t get the glitz of some of the other top players in the league,” he said.

“He is an absolutely amazing player Son, he is a brilliant player.

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“It’d be a nightmare to play against him he makes all the right runs.

“You talk about Sterling regularly, we talk about Mane and Salah at Liverpool, he’s right there with them. If he was at Liverpool or City he’d be doing what those lads are doing.”

He added: “When Son was out last season he was a huge miss. As I said before the game he doesn’t get the credit.

“I think Jose Mourinho was asked a question last week about when does he become world class Son and Jose said he was already there.

“They’re (Kane and Son) brilliant together, brilliant players and I think every team in the world would take Son. There isn’t a team in Europe or in the Premier League that wouldn’t take him.”

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