Son Heung Min: Opposition Coach Asks Forward for Photo Moments After His Team Concedes Equalizer

Son Heung Min: Opposition Coach Asks Forward for Photo Moments After His Team Concedes Equalizer

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • South Korea drew 2-2 with Jordan on Saturday, January 20
  • Son Heung Min was on target from the penalty spot
  • After the game, a Jordan coach wanted a photo with the Tottenham star

Son Heung Min was caught up in another awkward selfie moment on Saturday, January 20, during South Korea’s 2-2 draw against Jordan.

The 31-year-old is on international duty at the Asia Cup and captained his side against Jordan in a Group E clash.

He broke the deadlock in the 9th minute with an ice-cold Panenka penalty, but Jordan turned the game on its head before halftime thanks to an own goal from Park Yong-woo and a strike from Yazan Al-Naimat.

Son Heung Min took a selfie with a Jordan coach on Saturday.
Son Heung Min was asked for a selfie by a Jordan coach moments after South Korea scored. Photo: Zhizhao Wu.
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It almost looked like Jordan would pull a surprise on South Korea with a win, but there was late drama as Son’s nation equalized in second-half stoppage time via a Yazan Al-Arab own goal.

While it was not a bad result for either nation, Jordan will feel more aggrieved as they were on the verge of a massive three points.

This, however, did not stop a Jordan coach from taking the chance to ask an opponent for a selfie.

As reported on TalkSport, assistant coach Hicham El Idrissi was quick to approach the Tottenham forward at full-time with a photo request, and Son, being one of football’s nicest guys, obliged.

This is not the first time Son has been involved in an awkward photo moment after a game.

In 2022, Son went viral after he reluctantly took a selfie with a member of the Ghana coaching staff during the World Cup.

At the time, the Black Stars left South Korea on the brink of World Cup elimination with a thrilling 3-2 win in a group match.

Son was on the brink of tears after the game, but that didn’t stop one of the Ghana coaches from coercing him into a photo in what was an absolutely savage moment.

Jordan and South Korea are tied on 4 points in Group E and are poised to advance to the knockout stages.

,Past Asia Cup Golden Boot winners

Sports Brief also reported on the past winners of the AFC Asia Cup Golden Boot.

This year’s competition offers Son Heung Min the chance to stamp his name in the history books as he is one of the favourites to win the Golden Boot.

Almoez Ali of Qatar has scored the most goals in one edition of the tournament with nine goals in 2019.

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