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SUWON: Harry Kane scored from Son Heung-min’s pass as Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 against Sevilla on Saturday, to the delight of more than 43,000 fans at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
Spurs faced a much tougher test against the Spanish side in the final game of their pre-season trip to South Korea than on Wednesday, when Son and Kane both scored twice in front of 64,000 adoring fans during of a 6-3 victory against an “all-star” K-League team.
Son and Kane, whose every move has been avidly watched since Tottenham arrived in the English Premier League in Korea last Sunday, both started against the La Liga side.
They didn’t play the second half until Wednesday but played for 70 minutes at the Suwon World Cup stadium near Seoul before leaving to a standing ovation.
Despite being a friendly, there was little love between the sides, even with Sevilla fielding Spurs old boy Erik Lamela as fierce challenges presented themselves during a first half in a bad mood.
Richarlison played his second game since joining Spurs in a £60m move from Everton and was the victim of several reckless tackles.
Just before half-time, Son’s elbow hit Gonzalo Montiel leaving the Argentine bloodied and the pair exchanged heated words before other players intervened.
“Although it’s a pre-season game, no footballer would want to lose it,” Son said, explaining why tempers seemed to be rising.
“There was aggressive play on the pitch but it was something that inevitably plays out in football.”
Spurs opened the scoring five minutes into the second half when Son turned around and found Kane, despite falling, with the England captain making no mistake.
“I was lucky to still have control of the ball going down,” Son said.
Ivan Rakitic equalized for the Spanish club in the 64th minute with a superb raspy right-footed shot from outside the box.
Fanatical soccer fans in South Korea have been following Tottenham’s tour closely, with thousands greeting them at the airport and thousands more attending open training sessions despite the hot and humid weather in the summer.
“It’s not enough to say ‘thank you’ to express how grateful I am,” Premier League Golden Boot winner Son said of his home country’s welcome to his teammates.
Tottenham return home on Sunday with their next pre-season game against Rangers at Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium a week later.
The English Premier League season begins on August 5, with Tottenham’s first game against Southampton a day later.