Hamburg - There was no stopping after he scored his second goal to make it 3-1 for Hamburger SV against Borussia Dortmund. He sprinted to the dugout to celebrate in the arms of his coach Thorsten Fink, joy beaming on his face.
"I didn't play very well in our first few games, yet the coach still kept his faith in me and I wanted to thank him for that with my celebration," said the 20-year-old South Korean at the Imtech Arena.
The attacker also explained how his brace in the 3-2 win over Dortmund came about and whether the victory could prove to be the turning point for the Red Shorts.
Question: Mr Son, what are your thoughts after this brace and this victory?
Son: I couldn't be any happier. I am very, very pleased with this win. I had a good feeling before the game because we had nothing to lose, but it is simply incredible!
Question: Describe to us your two goals...
Son: With the one which made it 1-0, I had made eye contact with Rafa [van der Vaart]. I made a dash to the far post and then cut in to the near post. Rafa saw that perfectly and all I had to do was knock his great cross in. And for the second goal...(smiles), what can I say? If things are going for you, then they go in.
Question: After that goal, you raced to your coach Thorsten Fink to celebrate with him. Did you want to make a particular point by doing that?
Son: Certainly. I didn't play very well in our first few games, yet the coach still kept his faith in me and I wanted to thank him for that with my celebration.
Question: Is this win over the defending champions a turning point for HSV?
Son: Borussia Dortmund had not lost in 31 games before playing us. Beating them has got to be a spark for us, but we still have to carry on working hard and remain focused.
Frage: So that you can then win your next game on Wednesday?
Son: We've had a tough time and so we have got to remain cautious. We just have to carry on giving it our all and play in Gladbach like we did against Dortmund. It's given us a lot of confidence.
Michael Reis reporting from Hamburg