I want to be like him - Heung-min reveals admiration for Ronaldo

By Seng Foo 23 July 2019 196
I want to be like him - Heung-min reveals admiration for Ronaldo
Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min wax excited to play against "big, big idol" Cristiano Ronaldo at the International Champions Cup (ICC) in Singapore on Sunday.

It was only the second time they shared the pitch at the same time - the previous occasion saw the 27-year-old come on as a late sub in a 1-1 draw between Real Madrid and Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League in 2017.

This time around in Singapore, the South Korean started the match and helped Spurs beat the Serie A champions 3-2.

Following the game, he was spotted talking and exchanging shirts with Ronaldo.

When quizzed about it, Son evealed he was a big fan of the Portuguese, who reportedly also inspired him to take up the No. 7 shirt for club and country. 

"I asked him for his shirt because he is one of my big, big idols when I was growing up and watching him play in the Premier League.

"I'm still looking [up to him]. One day I want to be like him [which] of course is everyone's dream," he told Astro Supersport.

Son also did not rule out the possibility of teaming up with the Juventus star in the future.

"I do not think about it. I enjoy watching him and try to learn more about him and how he plays.

"I just try to improve myself and we will see what will happen," he added.

Tottenham's next ICC match is against Manchester United in China on July 25, while Real Madrid face Arsenal in the United States tomorrow.

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