'Every time': BBC commentator noticed what South Korea's fans kept doing whenever Son got the ball today
At one stage, there had been fears that Son would not be fit to make the tournament after suffering a facial injury during Spurs’ win over Marseille.
But he was able to play with a black facemask to protect himself, which he has been spotted wearing during training before the tournament.
BBC commentator Pier Mulensteen remarked in the opening stages of the game on what South Korea’s fans kept doing when Son got the ball.
Son gets superb reception at World Cup
She said: “Son Heung-Min, every time he’s on the ball you can hear the cheers around the stadium.
“He is a real superstar in South Korea as well as a superstar to the Tottenham fans.”
The game ended 0-0 – for the fourth time in this tournament – as both sides got their campaigns underway with a clean sheet but by failing to take all three points.
Son had a couple of openings but did not seriously come close to scoring on the big stage but the draw is not a bad result for South Korea.
They also have to try and overcome Portugal and Ghana, meaning it is not a straight-forward group at all but there is a chance to go up against Cristiano Ronaldo.
Son will be pleased to have got through the 90 minutes without having to come off and he will be looking to get on the scoresheet next time around.
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