SON HEUNG-MIN is backing Tottenham team-mate Harry Kane to take home the Golden Boot from the World Cup.
Kane landed the goal scoring prize in the last World Cup with his six goals as England fell just short at the semi-final stage in Russia 2018.
He is aiming to get off the mark this evening against the USA having failed to find the target in the Three Lions’ 6-2 group opener victory.
It was feared Kane might miss the game with injury but he is fit and raring to go as Son knows.
Son said: “Obviously, we’re good friends and I’ve spoken to him about what’s been going on.
“He’s one of the best. He should be at the World Cup. He can show everyone that he’s one of the best strikers in the world.
“I wish him all the best and I hope he wins the Golden Boot.”
Son has had to win his own injury battle just to be at this World Cup having had surgery on an eye socket injury sustained in Spurs’ Champions League game against Marseille on November 1.
It means he had to wear a mask in South Korea’s goalless draw with Uruguay on Thursday.
Son said: “I’m not the only one wearing a mask. I’m comfortable, I’m happy that I could play with the mask on.”
It was a game of few chances at Education City.
But Son said: “Both sides are probably happy with the result. We could say it was a boring 0-0. But it wasn’t boring.
“It was really intense. Both sides had their chances I think it was a fair point.
“It was a tough game, the Uruguay guys probably thought they should win the game, but we fought, you could see we were fighting and probably we could get three points but they are amazing players.
“But this is a good point and a fair point.”
The best chance for South Korea fell to Hwang Uijo in the first half when he was found unmarked in the centre of the box but scooped the ball over the bar.
Son said: “He’s the best striker for our team. I’ve missed chances, he’s the most disappointed in there. That’s football.
“We don’t get many chances. We have to be ice-cold when we do, we have to finish. He knows that.
“I’m not frustrated. He’s my team-mate, he’s working hard.”
Next up for South Korea it is Ghana then Son will come face-to-face with the player he calls his idol in Cristiano Ronaldo in what could prove to be a crucial third and final group game against Portugal.
Son said: “He’s still my idol. My role model. That will never change.
“But the most important game for us is Ghana which is the next one. For me, personally and us, we need to look to that first.”
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