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Dele Alli sends six-word message to Tottenham's Son Heung-min after South Korea beat Portugal
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Dele Alli sends six-word message to Tottenham's Son Heung-min after South Korea beat Portugal

Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min‘s South Korea pulled off a shock upset by beating Portugal and knocking out Uruguay at the World Cup yesterday.

Nobody really expected the Koreans to go through to the knockout stages. They started the day with just one point on the board, and after Portugal and Uruguay both took the lead in the first half, it seemed almost certain that they’d miss out.

The magic of the World Cup, however, changed everything.

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Dele Alli sends message to Tottenham’s Son Heung-min after South Korea beat Portugal

It took Portugal just five minutes to take the lead yesterday, while Uruguay scored their opener against Ghana in the 27th minute. South Korea got back into the game soon after, but to make things worse, Uruguay doubled their advantage before the break.

At that point, Son and his teammates were going home.

The scores did not change until the end of normal time, but the Tottenham man pulled off an incredible assist to put his side in front in the 91st minute of the game.

That sent South Korea through to the next round and Uruguay crashed out of the competition.

Son and all of his teammates were over the moon after the final whistle. They couldn’t hold back their tears of joy, and all of the Tottenham star’s fans were absolutely delighted for him as well.

Dele Alli, who spent over seven years with Son at Spurs, loved it too. He sent the Korean a six-word message on his Instagram Story, saying: “So happy for you my brother!”

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The South Koreans will never forget what happened in Qatar yesterday, especially Son.

The Tottenham star was a huge doubt for the World Cup after suffering a facial fracture in a Champions League game last month. He even had to undergo surgery, and there was fear that he would be unavailable.

Thankfully for South Korea, he made it, and his contribution in the dying moments of the game last night helped his country go through to the knockout stages of the competition.

South Korea face Brazil on Monday. They will be the underdogs again, but if there’s one man who can make a difference, it’s Son.

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