Sportsmanship comes before everything for Son Heung-min , the Tottenham striker who at the end of the match in the round of 16 of the Asian Cup between South Korea and Saudi Arabia went to console practically all the players in the team Opposing team. He also reserved the same treatment for those who had provoked and offended him during the meeting.
The one between Saudi Arabia and South Korea was one of the most anticipated matches of the event. The national team led by Roberto Mancini was eliminated after penalties by the team coached by Jurgen Klinsmann. The Saudis took the lead at the start of the second half and were caught by a goal from Cho Gue-Sung in the ninth minute of injury time. On penalties the Koreans won 4-2. Mancini is out and is engulfed in controversy for leaving the bench before the last shot. Korea thus earns the quarter-final match against Australia.
When the meeting ends Son is happy and becomes the absolute protagonist. At the time, almost no one noticed. Because we focus more on the celebrations of the Koreans and the terrible disappointment of the Saudis, but in a video that appeared on social media the greatness, off the field, of the Spurs striker comes out (again) who after celebrating the success of South Korea I ran to say hello and literally give a pat on the back and a word of comfort to the Saudi Arabian footballers.
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The first of the players that Son decides to greet is Ali Al-Bulayhi , with whom he had had a disagreement, or rather a rather heated clash during the match. The Saudi defender shows that he really appreciates Son's gesture and words in that moment of great disappointment. The greeting between them is cordial. Then Son continues and goes to greet all the Saudi Arabian players in front of him, shaking hands with all of them. Sportiness at the highest levels.