Son Heung-Min Spotted Asking For Mohamed Salah Updates During Norwich Game Amid Golden Boot Race
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Son Heung-min was spotted asking for Mohamed Salah updates on the final day – and it just shows how much the Golden Boot award means to the Spurs forward.
Salah woke up on Sunday morning with a one goal advantage over Golden Boot rival Son in the Premier League scoring charts.
The South Korean international, who has impressed for large spells of the 2021/22 campaign, was clearly itching to make up the narrow gap in Spurs' last game against already-relegated Norwich.
In the 70th minute at Carrow Road, with the away side 3-0 up after goals from Dejan Kulusevski  and Harry Kane, the prolific Son slotted past Tim Krul with ease to go level with Salah.
Five minutes later, Son nudged past Liverpool's top goalscorer in the Golden Boot charts with an outstanding curling effort from outside the box.
He raced towards the corner flag with a huge grin on his face before embracing his teammates but moments later, Salah scored against Wolves to make it 2-1.
The most goals (together with Son) and most assists in the Premier League for Salah! 🇪🇬🌟 pic.twitter.com/TzRSfqoUE0— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) May 22, 2022
That news quickly filtered onto the pitch at Carrow Road and in footage that has since emerged online, Son can be seen asking for a Salah update. “He’s scored? Salah’s scored?”
Son asking if Mohamed Salah scored. 😂pic.twitter.com/scFKkPFMpz— Out Of Context Tottenham (@spursnocontext) May 22, 2022
Salah had scored against Bruno Lage's side, meaning the pair would eventually share the Golden Boot with 23 goals each.
In his post-match interview, a delighted Son Heung-min expressed his pride at winning the award.
"It's incredible to have this award," the South Korean forward said. "I can't believe it. I got really emotional. I dreamed of it as a child. Literally it's my in hands. I can't believe it."
🗣️'When I had it in my hand, I couldn't believe it. I dreamed of this as a kid.' 🥺— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 22, 2022
Heung-min Son reacts to sharing the Golden Boot with Mo Salah 🏆pic.twitter.com/zuXMjpoHyz
Son would go on to give a dressing room speech after sharing the Golden Boot with Liverpool forward Salah. "Thank you so much for this unbelievable season," he said. "Let's move on next season, big Champions League. Let's get a big result."
📢 Speeeeecchhhhh— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 22, 2022
Golden Boot x #UCL pic.twitter.com/fJK0jiYcVF
The 29-year-old knows how important Spurs manager Antonio Conte has been at the North London club since his arrival in November.
"Before he came to the club, nobody believed we could finish in a Champions League spot," Son said. "He has given us so many different things and now everyone deserves to be there."
Can Spurs challenge for the Premier League top three next season with Conte in charge?
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Topics: Tottenham Hotspur, Son Heung Min, Mohamed Salah, Premier League, Liverpool