Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min has congratulated Mohamed Salah on winning the shared Premier League Golden Boot.
“Thank you congratulations Mo,” replied Son.
Nice to see a bit of respect between the pair after both posted very impressive seasons.
Despite his typically magnanimous comments, Salah will have been disappointed not to win the Golden Boot outright this season.
The Egyptian stormed ahead early on in the campaign and for much of the year, he looked impossible to catch.
Mo had scored 20 league goals by mid-March. At the same time that Salah was hitting twenty, Son was nine goals behind.
That the South Korean was able to catch up speaks volumes about his ability. However, it also goes to show the extent at which Salah let it slip away from him.
Had he not bundled in a goal in-front of The Kop in the final five minutes of the season, he would have missed out. After such incredible performances early on in the season, that would have been a travesty for Salah.
Thankfully, one of the best goalscoring half-seasons we’ve ever seen from a Liverpool player did have the rightful ending.
Two worthy winners
That Son was able to catch Salah though has led to some debate about who is the better player. West Ham United’s Michail Antonio weighed in to say he felt the Spurs man was the best player in the league.
We’d have him at Liverpool, absolutely no doubt about that. He clearly has a relationship with Jurgen Klopp and it’s a shame that he only recently penned a new contract in North London.
But we’ll take Mo all day long. Three Golden Boots in five years is absolutely remarkable. Hopefully he can take the confidence from his achievement into the Champions League final on Saturday.