Fans of Tottenham cult hero queued 70 metres for his autographs after every game - Guardian
By Tony Hughes
Son Heung-Min would be greeted by 70-metre queues of adoring supporters after every Bayer Leverkusen match, according to a report.
The Guardian claim Son secured hero status during his two years at the Bundesliga club and would be trailed by the area’s sizeable Korean community after home games.
It is said that a lot of Korean supporters attended Leverkusen matches and they would wait for Son by his car afterwards.
“There would be queues of 60 or 70 metres, with the fans wanting photographs or signatures,” the Guardian report. “Son always obliged. His mother and father, who would be with him, routinely helped out by taking the pictures or smoothing the shirts for him to sign.”
At Leverkusen, the South Korea international scored 29 goals and supplied 11 assists in 87 appearances, an impressive record for a wide attacker.
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He joined Tottenham in the summer of 2015 for £22million and had a mixed debut campaign, but has prospered over the last month and has emerged as a cult hero among the White Hart Lane faithful.
Son was named the Premier League player of the month for September following a golden run of goalscoring and his record of five goals from seven appearances have demonstrated his growing significance in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
This came after Son was ready to leave in August, with several clubs from the Bundesliga interested in him, but Pochettino said no and the 24-year-old will return to Germany on the crest of a wave.
Spurs’ 1-1 draw against West Brom on Saturday maintained their unbeaten run this season, which has secured third place in the table.
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