Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham) gave fans memories before leaving Korea.
Son Heung-min, wearing black horn-rimmed glasses and wearing a brown long coat, appeared at Incheon International Airport at 9:20 am on the 13th. On the 7th, Son Heung-min, who arrived after completing the 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule in Qatar, returned to his team Tottenham after a short vacation.
Fans who heard the news of Son Heung-min’s departure gathered at Incheon International Airport. Each of them gathered items related to Son Heung-min, such as uniforms and goods, and waited at the airport early to get autographs. Son Heung-min did not turn away from the fans. He interacted with fans for about 40 minutes by signing items brought by fans.
At 1:00 pm, long after Son Heung-min left for England, he met a male fan who put the national team uniform on the table at a restaurant in the airport. Son Heung-min’s signature was engraved on the red uniform.
Lee Kang-san (23), who left early in the morning from Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, said, “There were a lot of people waiting from dawn, so I thought I wouldn’t be able to get an autograph. Still, Son Heung-min advanced to the round of 16 and left the country in a good mood, and it seems that he did everything (signed) one by one. I was so grateful,” he said. Thank you so much for communicating with the fans. He said it was okay to have a face injury, so I felt relieved as a fan.”
Lee Kang-san is Son Heung-min’s ‘Chin fan’. From the Hamburg (Germany) signed jersey where Son Heung-min started his professional life to the national team shirt, he has only 7 jerseys signed by Son Heung-min. He said, “In fact, I often received Son Heung-min’s autograph. It’s nice and fun every time I receive it,” he said. “I think (this autograph) will remain in my memory. I left around 6:00 am and came back, but all my tiredness disappeared.” 토토
Coach Paulo Bento, who led Korea to the round of 16, will also depart on this day. Director Bento leaves Korea on a plane at 11:50 pm. He is not expected to show up at the airport until around 10pm. Mr. Lee Kang-san, who came early in the morning, said that he had to stay at the airport for more than 12 hours to see Bento.
Lee Kang-san, who was in the test period, said, “I was studying at the airport, and when Bento coach came, I was going to go. You led us through to the round of 16, and I think it was the cleanest World Cup with the best content. I think it’s natural to greet them,” he said.
He continued, “Director Bento is not a perfect coach, but he seems to have advanced Korean football to the next level in terms of tactics and possession. I feel good that coach Bento has contributed greatly to Korean football by leading the round of 16.”