Heung-Min Son: New Tottenham striker 'told he cannot buy a car in the colour of rivals Arsenal'

The South Korean is set to make Spurs debut this weekend

James Orr
Friday 11 September 2015 08:46
Heung-Min Son is unveiled as a Tottenham player after signing from Bayer Leverkusen
Heung-Min Son is unveiled as a Tottenham player after signing from Bayer Leverkusen

New Tottenham striker Heung-Min Son has revealed that he is not allowed to buy a car that is the colour of local rivals Arsenal.

The South Korean joined from Bayer Leverkusen this summer for £22m, and is set to make his Spurs debut against Sunderland on Sunday.

He signed a five-year deal with the club, and during that time will not be driving around in an car that is the same colours of Spurs' fierce north London rivals.

"Tottenham officials already told me I can’t even buy a red car," he told Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo.

"I'm very excited to play against Arsenal. Whatever match I play, I want to score goals. Since I'm a forward, my goal-scoring record will speak for me.

"Tottenham plays aggressive football, which I like very much, and I like to pressure opponents from the front. I think I can be a better player if I train under Pochettino."

He wont have long to wait - the first north London derby of the season takes place later on this month on 23 September, when Spurs host Arsenal in a League Cup third-round tie.

The Independent has launched a new football app! Live scores, in-game stats, breaking news, videos and push notifications are just some of the many features. Use the links below to download and get more from Indy Football...




Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments