Cape Town - Son Heung-min labelled himself the 'happiest guy in the world' after securing his place in Tottenham's history.
The South Korean became the first player to score a competitive goal
at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Spurs celebrated moving home by
beating Crystal Palace 2-0 in a housewarming party to remember.
He takes his place in the record books alongside Tom Smith, who scored the first goal at White Hart Lane way back in 1899.
Asked if the goal, which was heavily deflected and eased the tension
after a nervy opening 55 minutes, was the best moment of his Spurs
career, he said: 'Yes, probably. Every single moment at Tottenham is
'It means a lot, especially tonight I am very proud of my teammates,
proud of this stadium, proud of the fans. Everything is positive at the
moment. I am really the happiest guy in the world.
'It is amazing, to play in this amazing stadium and give me this
opportunity, it is unbelievable. It was a great result, that is the most
Spurs were away for 689 days and had to play at Wembley 51 times
while White Hart Lane was demolished and their majestic 62,062-seater
stadium was built.
The win over Palace, which was secured by Christian Eriksen's late
goal, was only the second time Spurs' players have been to the stadium
but Son says it already feels like home.
'It sounded very loud,' he said. 'Wembley is one of the most
beautiful stadiums in the world but it was not actually our home. 'We
finally felt like we came back home, on the pitch, but also in the
stands as well, it was so loud, it gave us a boost for this moment.'