Tottenham win first pre-season game with a thrilling 6-3 victory over Team K League in South Korea.
Richarlison made his first appearance for Tottenham since joiningthe club from Everton as home hero Son Heung-min scored twice in a thumping winover Team K League in a frenetic pre-season friendly in Seoul.
Son Heung-min, whose every touch was cheered vociferously by the 66,000-strong crowd at Seoul World Cup Stadium, and his partner-in-crime Harry Kane both found the net twice in a nine-goal thriller.
Eric Dier had opened the scoring with a superb effort from distance, while the visitors also had the benefit of an own goal in the second half. But Team K League equalized just before half-time thanks to Gue Sung Cho’s bullet header.
Just two minutes into the second half, substitute Kane made an immediate impact as his cross led to an own goal by a Team K League defender to restore Spurs’ lead.
The home side then levelled through former Nottingham Forest forward Lars Veldwijk but just a minute later, Kane got his first goal with a low 25-yard left-footed strike that found the bottom corner to make it 3-2.
Antonio Conte’s side were then awarded a penalty in the 68th minute for a handball that allowed Son to score his first of the match and send the home crowd wild.
But just three minutes later, the home side made it 4-3 thanks to Jun Amano’s free-kick, which caught Hugo Lloris out after his shot went through the wall.
Team K League were reduced to 10-men as Kim Dong-Min was sent off for a last-man challenge on Son with Kane scoring from the resulting free-kick with another low powerful effort.
Son grabbed his second of the game after latching onto a defensive error that allowed him to round the goalkeeper and slot into an empty net.
Spurs’ pre-season tour to South Korea continues against Sevilla in Suwon on Saturday.