Copenhagen - Having made the scoresheet in Bayer 04 Leverkusen's DFB Cup first-round rout of Alemannia Waldalsgesheim last weekend, die Werkself's South Korean gem bagged his first ever goal in Europe in Tuesday's victory at FC Kobenhavn in the UEFA Champions League play-off first leg.

Speaking to after the game, the 22-year-old shared his thoughts on the 3-2 win that has put Leverkusen firmly in the driving seat ahead of the return leg on 27 August, and looked ahead to Bayer's opening league clash of the season against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Heung-Min Son, what did you make of Leverkusen's 3-2 win at Kobenhavn?

Heun-Min Son: I feel we should've really scored one or two more goals. Scoring three away from home is quite an achievement of course, but we gave the two goals away far too easily. You're not happy with the result then?

Son: No, I wouldn't say that. Our priority was to win the game and get ourselves in a promising position ahead of the return leg. We're in with a good chance [of progressing], so I'm very satisfied. You finally found the net in a European game, having previously gone eight matches without scoring. Are you relieved?

Son: It's certainly special for me to score my first goal in the Champions League, even more so as this goal is an important one for the team. But I'm just as happy scoring in the Bundesliga, I love scoring goals in the league. Hitting the back of the net always makes you feel good. Your goal was set up by new signing Hakan Calhanoglu (click here for his post-match interview). What do you make of your new colleague?

Son: I really enjoy playing with him. I believe he makes us stronger. Everyone could see how good he is against Kobenhavn. Next up for Leverkusen is Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 1. Will this game serve as an early indicator as to what you can achieve in the Bundesliga this season?

Son: For us every game's important. BVB are a very strong side of course, but so are we. We need to make sure we recover as much as possible before Saturday. I'm actually really excited to see how we'll fare in that match. Last season you scored the only goal in Leverkusen's 1-0 win at Signal Iduna Park, and you drew the other game at the BayArena. Does that mean you're the favourites going into this match?

Son: No, I don't think so, but I'm really looking forward to playing in front of 80,000 fans again - that should be a lot of fun. I just hope we do well again.

Michael Reis reporting from Copenhagen