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Son Heung-Min scores hat trick for South Korea in World Cup qualifier


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Any time your club signs a new player it's impossible not to dream of all the possibilities. Obviously, Son Heung-Min is going to come to Tottenham Hotspur and turn into one of the greatest players of all-time and win three Ballon d'Ors. As supporters that's just the way we think and it's okay.

Son has yet to play a match for Spurs, but he's already got a ton of excitement surrounding his arrival. That excitement will only be multiplied tenfold after his performance today for South Korea. In a World Cup qualifying match against Laos (ranked 174 in the FIFA world rankings), he tallied a hat trick in his first competitive minutes since the transfer.

The first goal saw the 23-year-old calmly collect a layoff pass in the box and slot it past the keeper with ease.

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Obviously, this is not the most difficult opposition Son has ever faced. But it's still fun to see a Spurs player score a hat trick at any level. The second goal was a rip from a ridiculous angle that the goalkeeper probably should've done better with.

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The final tally saw Son strike a brilliant curling shot from the top of the box that the keeper had no chance of stopping.

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While it's not the most amazing hat trick the world has ever seen, it should do wonders for the player's confidence as he begins his Spurs career.

Son will leave the South Korean team and miss their second game against Lebanon to travel back to London and meet up with his new club.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Son Heung-min will return to Tottenham Hotspur after this match and not play the next match against Lebanon.</p>&mdash; Korea Football News (@KORFootballNews) <a href="">September 3, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Presumably this is to get him acclimated with his new mates and to make sure he's ready to step on the pitch as soon as the international break is over.

What do you think of Son's hat trick? Are you even more excited about him joining Spurs now?