Jose Mourinho hailed him as “Sonaldo” but Heung-Min Son confessed he was looking to make a pass when he set off on the run which ended in a wonderful solo goal.
“I got the ball and tried to pass it to Dele but I couldn’t find him so I just kept going,” smiled Son after Tottenham’s 5-0 victory against Burnley.
Harry Kane scored twice with Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko also on target but it was the man who scored the third who had everyone talking.
Heung-Min Son scored a goal of the season contender during Tottenham's 5-0 victory
Heung-Min Son sprinted from just outside his penalty box past the Burnley defence to score
“Sonny stole the show,” said Kane. “An unbelievable goal, a great counter attack. All he wants to do is work hard and play for the team.”
Mourinho was reminded him of a goal scored by Ronaldo for Barcelona against Compostela in 1996.
“Even before this goal my son called him Sonaldo,” said the Tottenham boss.
“And today he was Sonaldo Nazario. The only goal that came to my mind was when I had the honour to be sitting next to Sir Bobby Robson when Ronaldo Nazario scored a goal very similar.
“It was an important performance, an important result, with goals, happiness with the fans, happiness with the team, young boys coming on from the bench, a 17-year-old kid making debut, a clean sheet, I’m really happy.”
Jose Mourinho has compared Heung-Min Son to Brazilian Ronaldo after his wonder goal
Troy Parrott was the debutant and Mourinho took the match-ball from Son and gave it to the young striker who could feature against Bayern Munich on Wednesday when Kane and other first-teamers will be rested.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche was less impressed. “Five goals from five giveaways, sloppiness, details,” grumbled Dyche.
“You’ve got to credit the opposition. They started super-fast, possibly a reaction after a tough result. They were outstanding in the first 20-25 minutes. He ain’t bad either, that fella Kane. We did try to sign him. We offered a bag of chip and a stick of rock.
“We’ve been down this road before. It’s not a road I enjoy but we’ve got to bounce out of it.”