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Watch: Tottenham Hotspur superstar scores sublime free-kick for his country in 2-2 draw

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Son Heung-min of South Korea talks with referee Iida Jumpei against Colombia.

Tottenham Hotspur superstar Son Heung-min scores sublime free-kick for South Korea vs Colombia

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur kicked off the Jurgen Klinsmann era at South Korea in style as he scored a first-half brace to hand his lead a 2-0 lead against Colombia on 24 March.

The German tactician was appointed as Paulo Bento’s successor at the managerial helm. His first task was to host Colombia in an international friendly.

Son opened the scoring after some good pressing from his teammates caught the goalkeeper way off his line after he tried to get involved in the play. The ball found its way to Son a few yards out from the box.

With Camilo Vargas scampering back to his goal line, the Spurs forward hit a sweet left-footed shot out of the goalkeeper’s reach in the 10th minute. He followed it by scoring a sensational free-kick in first-half stoppage time to make it 2-0 for the hosts.

Videos of both of Son’s goals can be watched below, as posted by the Korean Football Association’s official account on Twitter:

‘Sonaldo’ really did follow in Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps in this regard. The Portuguese superstar scored a brilliant, venomous free-kick against Liechtenstein in his team’s 4-0 Euro 2024 qualifier win in Lisbon.

Lionel Messi also grabbed headlines after scoring a superb free-kick goal in Argentina’s 2-0 friendly win against Panama yesterday. Son’s hit just seems a tad better than both of those goals.

That could, of course, be our bias talking. Colombia equalised in the second half after scoring two quickfire goals. Davinson Sanchez was surprisingly an unused substitute for his team.

Son Heung-min of South Korea in action against Colombia.
Son Heung-min of South Korea in action against Colombia. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Son now has 37 goals in 109 senior outings for his country. The 30-year-old’s performance against Colombia would come as a reminder of just how refined Son is as an attacker.

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He had two big chances, and he buried them with precision and finesse. He hasn’t had his best for at Tottenham this season and hopefully, this game proves to the catalyst to Son’s strong finish to the campaign.

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