It was a happy day for the whole country in one shot of Son Heung-min.

After the match, Son Heung-min, who enjoyed long time with the fans, is now able to aim for the 'final qualifier scorer'.

Correspondent Lee Seong-hoon.


The moment Son Heung-min's powerful non-rotating shot shook the Iranian goal net, the 60,000 spectators of Sangam-beol, who struggled to refrain from cheering for the upbringing, unknowingly let out shouts as if the stadium would explode.

After the historic victory was confirmed, Son Heung-min toured the stadium to thank the fans.

He hugged the ball boy and volunteers one by one, took pictures, presented dreamlike memories, and shared the emotion of 'Happy Night' with fans again by posting group photos on social media.

[Heung-Min Son / Captain of the soccer team: After the Premier League game, I was all sane here.

I think we really missed seeing them laughing and liking each other like this after the end.]

Heung-min Son, who broke the 'Iran jinx' of Korean football with two consecutive goals against Iran in 13 years since Park Ji-sung in 2009, scored 4 goals in the final qualifying round. He tied for the lead in scoring with three other players, including Iran's Taremi.

In the last match against the United Arab Emirates, as a Korean player, you can also look at the top scorer in the final qualifying round for the first time in 12 years since South Africa World Cup Park Ji-sung and Lee Geun-ho.

Still, 'Korea national team captain' Heung-Min Son is more focused on his bigger goal - an away best performance beyond the round of 16 of the 2010 tournament rather than his individual performance.

[Son Heung-min/Soccer team captain: I may be the first captain, but I hope that I can show all of those expectations in a good way in the midst of a lot of affection and a lot of expectations.]

(Video coverage: Jang Woon-seok, video editing: Nam Il )