Roll on, international break. Tottenham Hotspur’s international players continue to get minutes and matches under their belts with their national teams, and one of the more intriguing matchups is this morning’s friendly between South Korea and Colombia. That’s one of the few that featured two Spurs players facing off against each other — Korea forward Son Heung-Min and Colombia central defender Davinson Sanchez. The match just ended in Seoul, with the final score 2-1 to Korea.
Sonny is one of the best on-form players in world football right now, and he continued his dominant play with Korea by scoring a goal in the first half of the match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
That’s good! But unfortunately he did it at the expense of Davinson Sanchez, whom he pretty much left for dead.
Here’s the goal, made as always 1000% better thanks to Korean commentary.
[GOAL] 대한민국 1-0 콜롬비아— 대한축구협회(KFA) (@theKFA) March 26, 2019
황의조의 깔끔한 패스와 손흥민의
결정력이 만들어낸 골!
손흥민! 벤투호에서의 첫 골을 만들어냅니다!#대한민국 #축구 #국가대표팀 #콜롬비아전 #손흥민골 pic.twitter.com/4lrzAfjKCX
It’s not so much that he did something like juke Sanchez out of his boots as he just took advantage of Davinson ball-watching and not tracking him living off his back shoulder. And when Sonny gets a through ball on goal, he takes advantage of it. Once he gets a step on Sanchez, that’s it.
It’s also worth noting that Sonny fires that shot straight at the Colombia keeper who gets his hands on it but isn’t able to keep it out. That’s a rocket, but the keeper probably should’ve done better.
Sonny loves, loves, loves playing and scoring for Korea, but I can virtually guarantee he’ll look back on that and feel bad for Davinson. That’s just the kind of guy Son is. I bet those two will share a big hug, and there will be an apology note and possibly a fruit basket waiting for Sanchez in his hotel room tonight.