Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is battling to win the Premier League Golden Boot – and his closest rival Son Heung-min insists the individual award is ‘not important’
spurs Striker Son is Salah’s closest competitor for the award, as he is one goal behind Liverpool The team’s top scorer, who reached 22 this season. But Son insists he is not worried about personal prizes and would be happy to trade anything for the fourth-placed team in the top four.
Tottenham put pressure Arsenal by Winning the North London Derby The competition is fierce and Son admits he is motivated by this rather than finishing the match above Salah in the goal charts. When asked if he was happy with his goal against Arsenal bringing him closer to Salah, Son said: “It’s not important.”
Son also said he wouldn’t mind not scoring another goal as long as Spurs finished in the top four. “Yes. 100 percent. It is obviously a good thing to race to be the top scorer, but I have said many times that it is more important to finish in the top four than anything else.”
Salah is battling to win the Golden Boot with time running out this season, but his closest rival may not be willing to stay aside but put his team first. Son also explained why he was so angry about his substitution against Arsenal and insisted he had nothing to do with Salah’s pursuit.
Tottenham coach Antonio Conte has made it clear that he wants to save Son in Sunday’s noon match Burnley. Son, who also praised Conte, said: “I’m not always happy to go out because I want to be on the field because I love playing football and I want to help the team.
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“I can understand then but at the moment you are not angry but frustrated because you are excited on the field. I can understand why because we have a really quick turnaround in our next game on Sunday. I can’t promise you I will score but I will do my best and I will do my best for The team and if I don’t score I will do my best.
“It would be great but for us it is important for us to finish in the top four. Today was a great performance and I am very proud of the boys and well deserved. Antonio Conte has been fantastic, some players have already talked about it. Before he arrived we weren’t Believe we can get in Champions League spot.
“What he brought to the club was amazing, passion, energy and positivity. Look, he brought so many things. There are only 10 more days left, we have to give our best, we have to push everything we have. To be honest when you look at the table, it’s crazy. We play Thursday and Sunday nights with a really early start. It’s a really quick turn, we need to do our best to recover, good food, good sleep and that’s the most important and then get ready to come back again.”