Tottenham sold a huge 66,000 tickets in just 25 minutes for their first ever game held in South Korea, where football-mad fans will get a glimpse of hometown hero Heung-min Son.

The Premier League side are set to travel to South Korea in July as they look to step up their preparations for the new campaign, where they will compete in two friendly matches against a K League XI and Sevilla.

Fans in South Korea will get to see Heung-min Son in action

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Fans in South Korea will get to see Heung-min Son in action

Fans in South Korea are fanatical about football

Fans in South Korea are fanatical about football

While the match against the Spanish giants in Suwon is bound to be well supported, the clash with Team K League has really captured the attention of local supporters.

The contest, which is part of the Coupang Play Series, is set to be the hottest ticket in town as they take to the field at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

It will take place on Wednesday 13 July as Antonio Conte’s side take on a selection of the best players from Korea’s professional league.

While some of those tickets are likely to be taken up by British-based die hard fans, the majority will be turning out to see national treasure Heung-min Son in action.

As well as being one of the Premier League’s top players right now, the Tottenham forward is a superstar in his homeland and the poster boy of South Korean sport.

Regulars at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will have noticed a huge rise in South Korea flags around the ground at matches, as Korean fans flock to London to watch their hero in action.

Son arrived in his homeland with the Golden Boot earlier this summer

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Son arrived in his homeland with the Golden Boot earlier this summer

And huge crowds of people turned up to get a glimpse of the superstar

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And huge crowds of people turned up to get a glimpse of the superstar

This game in Seoul will a rare change for local supporters to see the 29-year-old play back home in a Spurs shirt, rather than the kit of his national team.

Last season Son shared the Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with 23 goals, but somehow missed out on a place in the Premier League Team of the Year.

That would have prompted outrage back in South Korea, as well as in north London, and it prompted Spurs legend Robbie Keane to describe him as the most underrated player in Premier League history.

Keane told talkSPORT: “How Son has not got into the player of the year is remarkable to me. I don’t know who picked that.

Son has been simply brilliant since moving to Tottenham

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Son has been simply brilliant since moving to Tottenham

“They should have a good look at themselves. He was top goalscorer, level with Salah, and no penalties and to not even be considered for player of the year is incredible. 

“Not even that, what he brings to the team. Goals, of course, but his energy, his assists, the way he plays the game with a smile on his face.

“For me, he’s the most underrated player in Premier League history. He could play for any team in the world.”

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