I really want to say thank you to the coach and the fans of Spurs.
"I am really really, really grateful to them (supporters)".
Two minutes later, Korea scored a much-awaited goal when Lee Seung-woo, who came on from the bench, sent a screamer following a scrimmage inside Japan's penalty area. The message was followed by thousands more from Spurs fans delighted that one of their favourite Sons would be sticking around for a while longer.
In Sunday's final, Japan will play South Korea, after the defending champion beat Vietnam 3-1 in the earlier semifinal at Pakan Sari Stadium.
'I want to say that my teammates have been incredible.
Son, who left Tottenham's Premier League camp after the win over Newcastle to join the South Korea squad for the Asian Games, will be exempted from compulsory military service if he can guide his country to a win over Japan in the final.
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Greater Grace's Bishop Charles Ellis III says he wants all - even the famous - to leave with a "spiritual awakening". Owens added, "It's going to be very hard after all this is over and people have all gone away".
You can't not be delighted for the former Hamburg man - but we reckon no-one will be more pleased than Spurs given there was a chance he would miss a lot of football had he not triumphed today.
"I've said a few harsh words, but they didn't take it personally and instead figured out what they had to do", Son said. Now I am looking forward to getting back to England and showing what I can do'. Now he's got this tremendous weight off his shoulders. But without the Korean people behind us we couldn't win this tournament.
Son's former club Bayer Leverkusen refused to release him for the 2014 Asian Games when the Koreans also scooped gold.
The 26-year-old will now not have to worry about carrying out the two-year mandatory military service for South Korea.
After his ordeal was finally over, the World Cup star complained his chunky winner's medal was "heavy".
"We were a hungry bunch of guys and that hunger got us through", said Son. "I think this is the best day of my life".