South Korea and Colombia went head-to-head in an international friendly on Friday in the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
Both nations have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“We are here to know and experience Asian football,” Colombian coach Jose Pekerman said at a press conference in Suwon. “Playing against various countries will give us big experience, which is important for our preparations for the World Cup.”
“We didn’t have enough time to train, but I think we’ve adapted to the conditions here,” he said. “We’ll play like as it is a World Cup match.”
Tottenham duo Davinson Sanchez and Son Heung-min were both in the starting XI for their respective countries.
Son puts Spurs in front
South Korea’s star man put the hosts in front in the 11th minute with a brilliantly taken goal.
The ball fortuitously bounced into Son’s path but he still had plenty of work to do – he had a goalkeeper and two defenders still to beat.
The 25-year-old Tottenham forward scored the winner in the narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Son’s very cheeky finish made the Colombian defence look like amateurs.
The goalkeeper left the net wide open after predicting a square pass whilst AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata did not cover himself in glory either.
The 31-year-old Colombian defender was nutmegged by Son, who made light work of the challenge of three opponents.
Who doesn’t love a cheeky finish – Son clearly has many strings to his bow.
The Tottenham forward doubled South Korea’s lead in the 61st minute and will surely be in contention for a starting berth when Mauricio Pochettino’s side visit Arsenal next Saturday.