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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 18 +34 45
2 18 +19 37
3 17 +8 28
4 17 +9 27
5 17 +7 27
6 17 +1 27
7 17 +4 26
8 17 -5 24
9 17 +0 23
10 17 -5 19
11 17 -6 19
12 17 -4 18
13 17 -11 18
14 17 -10 17
15 17 -12 17
16 17 -13 17
17 17 -8 15
18 17 -8 15

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