A two-goal, one-assist performance from ‘captain’ Son Heung-min led Klinsmann’s men to a convincing win over China. Meanwhile, Chinese fans, who greeted the South Koreans with boos, reportedly got into a fight over Son on the field, according to local media.
“During the match between China and South Korea, a 안전카지노사이트 Tottenham fan got into a fight with a fan of the Chinese national team,” Chinese media outlet Sohu posted a photo on July 21. While the exact details of the incident are unclear, it’s a testament to Tottenham’s popularity in China.
The photo was posted by a Chinese social media (SNS) account. The social media account also posted a video of the crowd in the stadium booing each other. The video shows a fan wearing a Tottenham jersey being booed by the surrounding crowd. One Chinese spectator booed the Tottenham shirted fan after he unleashed a torrent of emotion on him.
The fan in the Tottenham jersey was unperturbed, however, and responded by booing in unison and giving the finger. It was a testament to the popularity of Tottenham and Son Heung-min in China.
Meanwhile, Heung-min scored two goals and provided an assist in South Korea’s 3-0 win over China in Group C of the second Asian qualifying round for the FIFA World Cup North America 2026. “Let’s play so well that they won’t be able to breathe,” he told the team the day before the game, and he did just that.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s side extended their unbeaten streak to five games with the win. They have scored 19 goals and conceded none. They smiled with a great report card in their last A-match before 2023. Klinsmann’s eyes now turn to the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Qatar next January.