Mohamed Salah has put rivalry aside and congratulated Son Heung-min for winning the Golden Boot award.
Son, together with Salah, finished the season with 23 goals apiece to jointly share the top individual award.
Salah took to Twitter to send a word of congratulations to the Tottenham Hotspur forward. The Egyptian was reacting to a video that was doing rounds on social media of Son getting a rousing reception back in his home country of South Korea.
The Liverpool forward was for a long time considered the outright winner of the award. He began the season in an emphatic fashion, scoring goals at will.
The goals however dried up for the former AS Roma man after coming back from international duty where he was representing Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Son meanwhile experienced a turnaround in form after the appointment of Antonio Conte and quickly closed the gap on Salah. Heading into the final day of the Premier League season, the South Korean was one goal short of Salah’s tally.
Salah came off the bench against Wolves to score his 23rd goal of the Premier League campaign. Son responded in kind by grabbing a brace against bottom-placed club Norwich City.
This was Son’s first Golden Boot award. The Liverpool Echo reports that Salah was winning it for the third time after successful exploits in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.
Heung-min Son receives heroic welcome in South Korea after clinching Golden Boot
Sports Brief had earlier reported how Son Heung-min was treated to a rapturous welcome back in his native South Korea.
Son was returning home for the very first time since winning the English Premier League Golden Boot over the weekend.
The Tottenham Hotspur forward bagged 23 goals to finish top of the scoring charts in England. He tied with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Do you find OkayWap useful? Click here to give us five stars rating!