scored from Son Heung-min’s move as Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 in opposition to Sevilla on Saturday, to the delight 43,000-plus followers on the Suwon World Cup Stadium. Spurs confronted a a lot more durable check in opposition to the Spanish aspect within the ultimate recreation of their preseason journey to South Korea than on Wednesday, when Son and Kane each scored twice in entrance of 64,000 adoring followers in a 6-3 win over a Ok-League “all star” crew. Son and Kane, whose each transfer has been adopted avidly since English Premier League aspect Tottenham’s arrival in Korea final Sunday, each began in opposition to the La Liga aspect.
They solely performed the second half on Wednesday, however they performed for 70 minutes at Suwon World Cup Stadium, close to Seoul, earlier than departing to an ovation.
Regardless of this being a pleasant, there was little love between the groups, even with Sevilla fielding Spurs outdated boy, as some fierce challenges flew in throughout a bad-tempered first half.
Richarlison performed his second recreation since becoming a member of Spurs in a 60 million pound transfer from Everton and was on the receiving finish of a number of reckless tackles.
Simply earlier than half-time Son’s elbow struck Gonzalo Montiel, leaving the Argentine bloodied and the pair exchanged heated phrases earlier than different gamers intervened.
“Whereas it’s a pre-season match, no footballer would need to lose it,” mentioned Son, explaining why tempers appeared to run excessive.
“There was some aggressive play on the pitch however it was one thing that inevitably performs out in soccer.”
Spurs opened the scoring 5 minutes into the second half when Son turned and located Kane, regardless of tumbling over, with the England captain making no mistake.
“I used to be fortunate I nonetheless had command of the ball whereas falling down,” mentioned Son
levelled for the Spanish membership within the sixty fourth minute with an outstanding, rasping right-foot shot from exterior the field.
South Korea’s fanatical soccer followers have carefully adopted Tottenham’s tour, with 1000’s greeting them on the airport and 1000’s extra attending open coaching classes regardless of scorching and humid summer time climate.
“Simply saying ‘thanks’ is not sufficient to precise how grateful I’m,” Premier League Golden Boot winner Son mentioned of the welcome given by his residence nation for his teammates.
Tottenham will fly residence Sunday with their subsequent preseason match in opposition to Rangers at Glasgow’s Ibrox stadium every week later.
The English Premier League season begins on August 5, with Tottenham’s first recreation in opposition to Southampton a day later.
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