After a more conservative first half, where only two goals were scored, the second half of this exhibition was a more wide-open affair, and the goals galore we predicted were the result. Of course, if Tottenham is going to score many goals, you already have a pretty good guess as to who played starring roles in the process, Heung-min Son and Harry Kane.
Kane crushes it in the first action of the preseason
With the want-away Kane of last season a thing of the past, we already see the club’s talisman in full flight. Kane was in top form and spirits again Team K-League, creating Spurs’ second goal just minutes after taking the pitch in the second half. Kane’s cross, deflected into the net, was headed straight for Richarlison, and was just one of many terrific passes from the striker on the day.
Even with two goals scored, Kane’s passing was the most remarkable aspect of his game. Knowing he has more weapons beside and behind him, Kane seems poised to have his best season to date, which would be saying something.
Son steals the show in Spurs’ preseason win
Undoubtedly the star of the festivities on the evening was Spurs’ Korean host Son. Coming on after the own-goal so that he could receive a personal ovation from the crowd, Son worked to ensure his countryfolk got a treat.
Son was working on the attacking end like a Champions League match, running until the last whistle, trying to score again.
The penalty kick showed tremendous poise, and his second goal gave the crowd what they wanted.
Although not sharp as Dier or Kane – remember, Son had not trained with the team until they arrived in Korea – Sonny was up for the big day and led the team and his people well and with honour.
It was a fantastic day for Spurs and Seoul, all the more so because the stars of Tottenham showed up to play.