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Son still adjusting at Bayer Leverkusen

Despite scoring six goals already this season, South Korean ace Heung-min Son suggests he still needs time to adapt to life with Bayer Leverkusen.

The 21-year old forward, who joined from Hamburg in the summer, has netted five goals in his past two home fixtures for die Werkself for a total of six in 11 Bundesliga outings, however, he still feels like he could do more.

"Yes, it's great to have scored five times in the last two games at the BayArena. I'm delighted because the team came away with three points," he told Bundesliga.com in the wake of his double in the weekend's 3-0 win over FC Nurnberg.

"Well, I still need some time in order to totally fit into the team. The last two home games have been really, really positive, though."

The win came at a good time for Bayer as they were soundly beaten 5-0 by Manchester United in the Champions League last week and Son was delighted to have contributed to a much-needed result.

"It was very important because we suffered such a heavy loss on Wednesday night," he added.

"It took a bit of time and we started off nervously, as you could see. We didn't have the same levels of self-confidence we usually do, but the first goal to take the lead was crucial. After the break we really hit our straps and I'm very happy."

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