Tottenham captain Son Heung-min expresses his eagerness to play alongside Brennan Johnson, the £47.5 million deadline-day signing.
On Thursday, Johnson’s Wales and Son’s South Korea may face each other in a Cardiff friendly.
Following their international commitments, both players are poised to feature together in the same team for the first time. Spurs aim to continue their promising beginning under Ange Postecoglou when they face Sheffield United at home on September 16.
“Brennan is another new player. He showed his quality last year at Nottingham Forest and I can’t wait to see him with my eyes,” Son said of his new team-mate who will be expected to fill some of the goals void left by Harry Kane’s summer exit.
“He’s a very good player and he has a very good talent. Welcome to Spurs! I can’t wait to play with him.
“It’s only been four games and we’re looking to keep going in a positive way with our new signing Brennan.
“When he comes to Spurs he wants to improve and go to the next step. He will feel the pressure but I can’t wait to have him in our team playing even better fast and attacking football.”
Son takes up the leadership mantle in Harry Kane’s absence
In 2019, Son assumed the captaincy of his national team and led them to the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He now has the same leadership role at Spurs after Harry Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich last month.
“It’s a great honour and privilege to be captain for club and country,” said Son, who scored a hat-trick in Tottenham’s 5-2 weekend win at Burnley.
“Being a captain is not about words. It’s by actions.
“I have to prove it and show to my team-mates. And the team that I can be the leader of the team on and off the pitch.
“I have great players around me with my country and at Tottenham. It was great to score at the weekend.
“But I’m always calm and I never rush when I’m not scoring for a few games because I have 10 players behind me and that’s why we all love football. They help me to become a better person, player and captain.”