South Korea's Coverage Of The North London Derby Is Pure Gold

Son Heung-min is beloved in South Korea, and their coverage of Saturday's North London derby brilliantly proved that sentiment.

While Mauricio Pochettino has the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen at his disposal, Son has emerged as an integral and vital part of his set-up.

Following a period of time settling into England's top flight, Son is now reveling in the Premier League, producing heroics on a regular basis.

Son celebrates scoring a goal for Spurs. Image: PA
Son celebrates scoring a goal for Spurs. Image: PA

He's not only cheered on by the Spurs faithfuls at Wembley Stadium but also South Korean's who have flocked in their droves.

Son's fan club is growing, and back home it's reached fever pitch.

Ahead of Spurs vs. Arsenal, South Korean TV not only aired a 30-min documentary, but also replaced the clubs badge with Son's head in the match graphics.

This is amazing.

Simply, Son is a national hero.

Prior to kick-off, Son dubbed the meeting with Arsenal as the biggest game of his career.

"It's the biggest game in my career," he said via Evening Standard.

"The atmosphere makes the game so exciting and derbies are always really special for me, because I didn't play too many during my time in Germany.

"This is a real derby and I am looking forward to it very much," the attacking midfielder added.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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