According to South Korean football journalist Sungmo Lee, Tottenham’s first pre-season friendly against Team K-League has rapidly sold out.
Spurs had originally planned to visit South Korea in the pre-season of the 2020/21 campaign. However, due to COVID-19 disruptions, the tour had to be postponed (Football.London).
Two new managers later and the Lilywhites will finally take the trip, kicking off proceedings with a game against a selection of players from the K-League on July 13th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium (Football.London).
The 66,000-capacity stadium has sold out already as Korean fans jump at the opportunity to watch poster-boy Son Heung-Min and his Spurs teammates in their home country.
Son’s signing for Spurs represented the beginning of a vast uprise in the number of South-Korean supporters for the Lilywhites.
According to a 2020 survey by Neilson fan rights (Quoted by BBC Sport), in 2018, Spurs leapfrogged Manchester United as the number one supported Premier League club in South Korea.
After kicking off the tour against Team K-League, Spurs will also play Sevilla, Rangers, and Roma as they prepare for Antonio Conte’s first full season in N17 (90Min).
66k tickets for Tottenham's first game in South Korea (vs Team K-league) were sold out in 25 minutes.
Welcome to Korea @SpursOfficial and @AlasdairGold it will be very hot in many ways (literally)! pic.twitter.com/XG5jyMLvoS
— 이성모 (Sungmo Lee) (@Sungmo_Lee) June 17, 2022
Spurs Web Opinion
It’s always great to see Sonny get the recognition he deserves and he will surely be heralded by all during Spurs’ trip to South Korea.
As a marketing strategy, Daniel Levy definitely knew what he was doing when he sanctioned this tour and it will surely benefit the coffers
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