Son Heung-min in debt to Ruud van Nistelrooy as Tottenham forward prepares for Bayer Leverkusen return
Son Heung-min has revealed how former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy played a key role in launching his career in Europe.
Son has been in irresistible form for Tottenham this season but suffered a culture shock when he left his native South Korea for Germany aged 16.
He joined Hamburg's academy before a £9million transfer to Bayer Leverkusen, where he returns for the first time with Spurs in the Champions League.
'At 16 it was difficult,' said Son. 'When I came to Europe I knew no English and no German, nothing. I didn't know any friends. No-one came with me. I felt so alone... read more
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