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Son snubbed Dortmund for Leverkusen

14 June 2013 19:18

Heung-Min Son snubbed joining Borussia Dortmund in favour of what he hopes will be more first-team football at Bayer Leverkusen.

The South Korean striker had the choice of joining both clubs from fellow Bundesliga side Hamburg, but the 20-year-old insists it was an easy decision to make in reality.

Son caught the eye last season with 12 goals and is relishing starting his Leverkusen career after signing on a five-year deal early this week.

He said: "I wanted to stay in the Bundesliga and Leverkusen and Dortmund wanted me.

"Both teams play in the Champions League but I thought Dortmund would use rotation more than Leverkusen.

"That's why I chose Leverkusen over Dortmund. It's really important to play regularly in my age.

"Any player would want to play in the big games in the Champions League. I know there will still be plenty of competition at Leverkusen and I will prepare for the season well and try to put in good performances when it begins."

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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 6 +14 16
2 6 +4 13
3 5 +12 12
4 6 +7 12
5 6 +6 12
6 5 +4 10
7 6 +2 10
8 6 +2 10
9 6 -2 9
10 5 +1 7
11 5 +1 7
12 6 -3 7
13 5 -3 5
14 6 -8 5
15 6 -10 4
16 6 -9 1
17 6 -10 1
18 5 -8 0

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