Tottenham's Heung-Min Son comments on his role as a leader for South Korea

Son Heung Min celebrates scoring the first goal for Tottenham Hotspur

The attacker will represent his country at the Olympics in Rio this summer.

Son Heung Min celebrates scoring the first goal for Tottenham HotspurSon Heung Min celebrates scoring for Tottenham Hotspur

Heung-Min Son has shed light on the responsibility he feels to be a leader for his national team, in quotes published by Yahoo Sports.

The 24-year old will represent South Korea at the Rio Olympics next month and as his country’s most experienced and well-known player, he has a heavy weight of expectation on his shoulders.

"I am older and more experienced than other players, and so I think I have to be their leader," said Son.

Tottenham's Heung Min Son scores their second goalTottenham's Heung Min Son scores against Chelsea

"I hope everyone will take the Olympics seriously. All the other countries will go for a medal, and we have to compete with a sense of responsibility."

The former Bayer Leverkusen man didn’t enjoy an ideal debut season in England but it was by no means a failure, and big things are expected of the talented attacker next season.

Son Heung Min celebrates with Toby Alderweireld after scoring the first goal for Tottenham HotspurSon Heung Min celebrates with Toby Alderweireld after scoring for Tottenham Hotspur

Son started his Spurs career on fire but it was halted by an injury sustained in September and he never really found form again.

Erik Lamela improved vastly last season and made the right flank his own and with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen occupying the other two attacking midfielder slots, game time wasn’t always easy to come by.

Tottenham's Erik LamelaTottenham's Erik Lamela

Despite that, Son finished the campaign with eight goals in 42 appearances in what can be considered a decent return for a debut season in a new country hampered by injury.

The South Korean is capable of far more however, and will hope to use a strong performance at the Olympics as a springboard for an excellent campaign with Spurs next season.

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