There is no doubt that Son-Heung Min is one of the most well-liked players in the Premier League.
His display and conduct on and off the pitch have impressed even rival supporters over the years since he joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen.
As Mo Salah remained a step away from securing the PL Golden Boot last season, the South Korean’s late surge to hit level with the Egyptian at 23 goals was greatly cheered on by football fans.
Having won the Best Footballer in Asia award for the fourth year in a row, Son’s popularity in his home country has sky-rocketed, with the player being a sought-after figure for numerous big budget promotional events and advertisements of major brands in South Korea.
The 30-year-old’s fans from Korea are often seen in England as well sometimes waiting outside Tottenham’s training facility hoping to run into the player for an autograph or two and usually the Spurs man obliges these requests wholeheartedly.
The same gentlemanly behaviour is also reflected in Son’s on-the-field behaviour.
Back in 2019, after the referee showed him the red card for an apparent reckless challenge on Everton’s Andre Gomes, Son was crushed by the decision.
The Spurs winger was in tears while being asked to go off the pitch as he reacted to the booking not as if he had committed a foul rather a horrible sin.
Despite having had a poor start to the current league campaign with just one assist in 6 games, he is still backed by supporters thanks to this very modest behaviour from Son.
Now, it looks like the latest exhibition of Son’s likeable nature has surfaced on Saturday as Tottenham hosted Fulham.
After Antonio Conte’s side secured a 2-1 win on the night, the full-time whistle was followed by Son sharing a lovable moment with former Spurs man Carlos Vinicius who came off the Fulham bench as a substitute.
The South Korean was spotted giving the Brazilian a warm welcome back to the stadium where Vinicius spent a year on loan during Jose Mourinho’s spell as manager back in 2020.
The loan spell proved very fruitful for the 27-year-old after he notched 6 goals and 3 assists during Tottenham’s Europa League campaign.
After Benfica loaned him out once again to PSV Eindhoven last year where he managed to register 6 goals and 6 assists, Fulham roped him in earlier this window on a permanent deal.
Perhaps Vinicius would not have had it any other way than making his Fulham debut away to Tottenham where the home fans cheered him on as he came off the bench.
Alongside the supporters, Son gave the Brazilian a more personal welcoming as the South Korean was seen dishing out a very South American style welcome by hitting Vinicius multiple times on the head affectionately.
This has somewhat been Tottenham’s unofficial style of appreciating a player after Cristian Romero popularised it on several occasions by giving this treatment to Son himself.
Being a South American himself, Vinicius responded to Son’s gesture in kind by pulling on the 30-year-old’s hair in the same manner as Romero had done so.
The win on Saturday has firmly places Tottenham third on the league table level on points with Manchester City.
As Conte’s men continue their Top-4 charge, the Italian would be hoping for Son to rediscover his form and get on the scoresheet alongside the likes of Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski once again.