Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung Min has been carrying the torch in Asian football for some time now. The South Korean star is the Asian Premier League and Champions League top scorer and continues to add to his burgeoning reputation.
As such, Australian legend Tim Cahill has backed Son Heung Min to shine at the World Cup in Qatar next year. Son led South Korea to a good position in the third round of the AFC World Cup qualifiers. They are second in their group and are well placed to obtain an automatic qualification.
The 29-year-old has already scored three third round goals for South Korea.
Cahill, who is currently in Qatar as sports director for Aspire Academy, believes Son is among the best players in the world, not just Asia.
“In the football world, Son is amazing. I wouldn’t say (in terms of Asian players). I would say among the world. He’s a top player,” Cahill expressed his admiration for Son.
â€œHe’s proven that anything is possible (if you think about it). I’m a huge fan of him,â€ he added.
He also messaged Son, asking him to replicate Cahill’s famous boxing celebration when he scores in the 2022 World Cup.
“I want to see that (punch) in the World Cup, son. But not against Australia,” he added cheerfully.
Cahill also spoke about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar which he says will be incredible. With world-class stadiums packed with cutting-edge features like advanced cooling, Cahill believes fans and players are going to have a great experience.
But more importantly, he believes the whole world will come together to enjoy the 2022 World Cup and that is the real power of the sport.
â€œI think it’s amazing. Football is probably the only sport in the world where you don’t have to speak the same language.
“I know the 2022 World Cup will be a great success because Qatar deserved the opportunity to host it.”