Former Tottenham Hotspur player Dele Alli has shared a message on his Instagram account congratulating South Korea star Heung-min Son on his World Cup victory.

It was a momentous day for Son as he captained his side to a dramatic 2-1 win over Portugal to see South Korea through to the knockout stages of the World Cup in Qatar. With Uruguay winning against Ghana, South Korea needed all three points to take second spot in Group H.

Heung-min Son

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With the score poised at 1-1 heading into injury time, Son picked the ball up in his own half and went on a fantastic run before slotting in Hwang Hee-chan with a wonderful through ball, who applied a cool finish to give South Korea the win.

Emotions were high after the game, with images emerging of Son and his teammates in tears of joy after sealing qualification for the last 16.

Son’s assist was his first notable contribution to the World Cup so far, but he came good at just the right time. That was the 30-year-old’s 18th assist at international level, adding to his 35 goals in 109 appearances (Transfermarkt).

South Korea’s success was celebrated by many neutrals, and the scenes clearly caught the eye of Son’s former teammate Dele Alli, who took to social media to celebrate his friend’s big moment.

On his Instagram, Alli shared a picture of Son and his teammates celebrating after the final whistle, with the caption: “So happy for you my brother.”

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It was a huge moment for Sonny and hopefully, that can be a real spark to set his tournament alight now. It’s good to see how much love he is getting from fans, pundits, and teammates alike and it’s nice to see Dele supporting his friend like this. It’s just a shame he isn’t at the World Cup himself, but that ship has long sailed, unfortunately.

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