Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung-min Son has struggled to hide his excitement about the prospect of playing with Gareth Bale this season.
The South Korean superstar was speaking about his new teammate in the club’s matchday programme against West Ham United, which fans can get delivered due to not being allowed into the stadium.
Bale made his second debut for the club against the Hammers on Sunday.
Unfortunately it didn’t quite go as perhaps he’d dreamed. The Welshman squandered a big chance late on to assure the three points, before Manuel Lanzini struck from distance in injury time to equalise in dramatic fashion.
He’ll certainly have better days, but he’s definitely already left a massive impression on Son.
He said (quoted by the Daily Star): “I’m so excited. As a player, I can’t wait to play alongside him. Obviously, he is a legend for this club and a superstar in the football world.
“When he had his first training session with the group, I was watching him and even that was really enjoyable.
“Having seen him in training, I can’t wait to see him back out there. I’m really excited to play with him.”
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Son’s excitable comments are likely to be shared across the dressing room.
Bale has enjoyed a remarkable career, and is idolised at Spurs.
He didn’t get off to the dream start he’d hoped for but that is arguably down to rustiness.
Once he gets up to speed, his influence in the team can be greater.