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Heung-min Son visibly disappointed to be substituted as he chases Mohamed Salah for Premier League Golden Boot


Although often called the Premier League’s best player, Heung-Min Son showed a somewhat fiery side when he was substituted in Tottenham’s North London derby win.

The striker, who scored once in Thursday night’s 3-0 win, is chasing the Premier League Golden Boot and is now one goal behind Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who has 22 for the season.

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Son had to be calmed down by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Heung-min Son visibly disappointed to be substituted as he chases Mohamed Salah for Premier League Golden Boot

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Conte attempted to explain why the striker was taken off

And the Spurs striker was clearly keen to add to his tally against the ten Gunners and potentially overtake Salah on Thursday – until he was taken off by Antonio Conte.

Son then left the field in disappointing fashion, mumbling under his breath, which forced Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to speak to him before speaking to his manager.

But, while Son looked angry on the bench after the substitution, he calmed down after the game, saying he was “just disappointed” to retire.

He told Sky Sports after the match: “Obviously I still want to play, but what can I say?

“It’s the manager’s decision, I have to accept it. He said we have an important game on Sunday, that’s why [I came off].

“It doesn’t matter, of course. At that time, I’m not angry, just disappointed because I walked out.

Heung-min Son visibly disappointed to be substituted as he chases Mohamed Salah for Premier League Golden Boot

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His son watched the rest of the game from the bench, wishing he was still on the pitch


“But I moved on because on Sunday we have another game.

He added: “I just wanted to keep playing. There weren’t 100% more goals even though they had one less player, I just wanted to keep playing.

“When I watch it, we have a very important game on Sunday, so I have to be ready. I need to recover well, be fresh again and help the team.

Conte made sure to go over the top and hug his superstar after the win, which puts them just one point clear of their rivals.

Heung-min Son visibly disappointed to be substituted as he chases Mohamed Salah for Premier League Golden Boot

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