Son Heung-min, Tottenham Hotspur’s $30 million signing at the tail end of the recently-completed summer transfer window, has been told by members of the Tottenham hierarchy that he is not to buy a red car.
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Son, on his vehicle restrictions, from an exclusive interview with Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo:
“Tottenham officials already told me I can’t even buy a red car. 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 [Mauricio] Pochettino.”
Red, of course, is the primary color of Spurs’ most hated rivals and North London neighbors, Arsenal. Son, 23 and from South Korea, is expected to make his Premier League debut when Spurs travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on Sunday (Watch live, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).
One final note for the Tottenham officials who (may have, or may not have — who knows) told Son not to buy a red car: Take your own advice and ditch the hideously red sponsorship logo on the front of your lily-white home shirt. Just a thought.