‘My name is Heeju Choi. I am a graduate student preparing for an interview. He came back from watching the Wolverhampton game yesterday. He watched the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace this morning and went straight to the Tottenham match. It’s the first time I’ve seen Son Heung-min’s game intuition, so I’m so nervous.’
On the 6th, in front of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where the Premier League match between Tottenham and Man City was held, it was not difficult to meet Choi Hee-joo, the second and third. Where they live, what they do, and what they look like, they gather in the same place with one common purpose. Their goals are to see ‘Sonsional’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) in real life, to get his autograph, to see Son Heung-min score a goal in front of his eyes and perform a ‘click ceremony’, no, not to score a goal. It’s okay to not have to, so it’s called ‘Son Heung-min’ to see him running healthy. The mega shop selling Tottenham merchandise was crowded with Korean fans to buy Son Heung-min’s number 7 jersey. Soccer travel agencies said, “In order to recruit participants, we have no choice but to organize our schedule around Tottenham’s home games.” Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has become a must-visit London attraction for Korean fans like Big Ben, and a selfie with Son Heung-min in the background becomes a ‘life cut’.
On the 10th, four groups are gathered in front of the main entrance of the Tottenham training center ‘Hotspur Way’ located in Enfield, North London, to attend a press conference before Tottenham’s match against Leicester City. Kim Ki-beom (21), a Jeonbuk Hyundai fan from Jeonju, said, “Yesterday, I heard the news that Son Heung-min 먹튀검증greeted the fans in front of the training ground. I came to see if I could see him today.” Kim Se-rin (27), who came with her younger brother to see Son Heung-min, said, “Today would be worth it if I could see Son Heung-min.” When they returned from the press conference, they said in one voice, “The vehicle in which Son Heung-min was riding passed by.” Fans soothed their disappointment with Richarli Song’s autograph.
It takes a lot of time and a lot of money to intuit overseas games, not domestic evaluation matches. A fan who hired a travel agency hinted that the 5-night, 7-day itinerary would cost around 5 million won, including airfare, lodging, and game tickets. Fans who went on a self-trip took 5 to 6 million won in security for a 9-day, 7-night schedule. Kim Ki-bum said, “I’ve been ‘mocking’ half of the money I’ve saved since childhood, but I have no regrets about this choice.” Park Seong-ryeol (27) and Kim Bo-yeon (26), a couple of four years, started their two-week European tour in Tottenham.
He asked the fans he met in front of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, and Tottenham’s training ground. He said why he is crazy about Son Heung-min. What is he attracted to? Kim Gun-min (21) said he liked Son Heung-min from “the moment he scored against Algeria in the 2014 World Cup Brazil”.
Son Heung-min craze has not subsided for several years. After winning the scoring award in the Premier League in the 2021-2022 season, the wind strength became stronger. Although the slump continues this season, the move different from last year is another reason why fans support Son Heung-min wholeheartedly. Son Heung-min, who joined Tottenham at the age of 24, has already passed the age of 30. There are not many days left to see ‘Chidal (hit and run)’ of ‘heyday Son Heung-min’. Choi Hee-joo said, “Son Heung-min has reached a certain age. He seemed to be doing it now or not.” Fans board a plane to London today for ‘Son Heung-min’.