Some Spurs fans on social media have admitted they have no issues with Son Heung-min’s admission that he supported Manchester United growing up.
Son revealed in an interview to Pro:Direct this week that he was a United fan while growing up since his compatriot, Park Ji-Sung, was at Old Trafford.
Park was the first South Korean to become a breakout star in the Premier League, helping the Red Devils to several honours under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The attacking midfielder was often played in big games by Sir Alex due to his work rate and ability to mark opposition players out of the game.
Reacting to Son’s admission, some Spurs fans on social media insisted that many young kids growing up in South Korea will now be Tottenham fans thanks to the 29-year-old’s current exploits.
That’s because he was huge when Son was growing up. Most South Koreans probably now support us because of him 🤩🤩
— 🇫🇷²ø (@DeleSZN_) September 17, 2021
Not surprising, national connection and Ji was iconic, there will be a generation of Korean kids looking up to Sonny and supporting Spurs in the same manner
— 🐔God Save The Skipp⚽️ (@KevinSSquared) September 17, 2021
and turned old trafford into a dance floor anyways pic.twitter.com/6BlxtfrEZC
— Jan-kie with no brim 🇮🇪 (@mclaughlin_cal) September 17, 2021
Now he’s made tottenham the face of South Korea what a man
— winksszn (@cunnthfc69) September 17, 2021
This makes perfect sense, but I can assure you, every single South Korean football fan growing up today supports Tottenham https://t.co/3xVZHOIFka
— Martin🇳🇴 (@NorwegianSpursy) September 17, 2021
— Ryan (@RY27EPHEN) September 17, 2021
The opinion of some fans above is backed up by numbers, with Tottenham recently overtaking Man Utd as the most popular club in South Korea.
Spurs Web Opinion
One cannot overestimate how important Son is for Tottenham commercially as the club would have grown considerably in the South Korean market over the last half a decade.
It is unlikely that any player from the country will surpass the Tottenham man’s achievements in the Premier League anytime soon.
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