‘Get Harry off the free kick!’: Spurs fans have called for Son Heung-min to take over the club set-piece duties from Harry Kane after the South Korean star curled in another beauty to save a late friendly draw with Costa Rica
Son Heung-min scored a free kick in South Korea’s draw with Costa Rica The strike marked Son’s third set-piece goal on international duty this year with fans asking on Twitter why he wasn’t taking set pieces at club level. Free kicks come less than that A week after Putra’s 14-minute hat-trick for Spurs Click here for the latest news and updates on the 2022 World Cup
Son Heung-min was praised by Spurs fans after he scored a superb free-kick to lead South Korea to a late draw with fellow World Cup qualifiers Costa Rica.
Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan put the 2002 World Cup semi-finalists ahead at the Deokyang Yolim Nuri Stadium before Costa Rica hit back twice, and looked set to hold on for victory as the game reached its final stages.
However, after South Korea were awarded a free kick, Son leveled the game with his set pieces to avoid defeat in the team’s final friendly before the tournament in Qatar.
Son Heung-min scored a late equalizer for South Korea in a friendly against Costa Rica
The 30-year-old’s free kick marked his third goal in his last four games on international duty
After Putra’s sensational set piece, Spurs fans questioned on Twitter why the forward wasn’t tasked with taking free kicks at club level:
One user wonders why Harry Kane is still Tottenham’s free kick taker: ‘If he takes free kicks for Spurs again I want to cancel his contract’
Another added: ‘How many free kicks does he have to take for his country before Spurs allow him to do it for them? Loves Kane but he has to move here.’
Spurs fans have taken to social media to question why the boy is not the club’s free kick taker
Another user wrote: ‘Son Heung-min just scored another world-class free-kick. His 3 straight free kick goals in the last few months for Korea. Tottenham need a direct free-kick taker who can score, don’t they?’
@sonslashthfc added: ‘Son Heung Min has scored a free kick in his last 3 games for South Korea and all in different styles. Oh my word, what a player.’
The goal marked a continuation of the Tottenham star’s reversal of fortunes.
The strike marked the continuation of Putra’s return to goalscoring form following his hat-trick for Spurs
After returning to a career-best 23 league goals last season, Son has been criticized after enduring a difficult start to the current campaign in which he failed to score in his first six Premier League appearances.
Antonio Conte named the former Bayer Leverkusen forward on the bench for Spurs’ game with Leicester due to his son’s poor form.
Coming on as a second-half substitute, the 30-year-old put all concerns over his form aside to secure victory at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a brilliant hat-trick in 14 minutes.