Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (31) plays his first pre-season game.
Tottenham defeated Ryan City (Singapore) 5-1 on Saturday at the Singapore National Stadium in their pre-season tour match, led by a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Son started his first pre-season game, having previously missed a 2-3 loss to West Ham (England) in Australia and a scheduled match against Leicester City (England) in Thailand that was canceled due to bad weather.
Son Heung-min, who started on the left wing, rattled the net with a header in the 26th minute but was offside. In the 44th minute, Heung-min curled a left-footed mid-range shot just over the crossbar.
After conceding an early goal in the 14th minute, Tottenham made it 1-1 in first-half stoppage time on Harry Kane’s penalty kick. Spurs made 11 changes after the break, including Son Heung-min.
Tottenham exploded for four goals in the second half. Three minutes into the second half, Hischarlison slotted home a deflected ball, and seven minutes into the second half, he completed his hat trick with a diving header. Giovanni Lo Celso added a second goal in the 28th minute and then completed the hat-trick in the 44th minute after a dribble. Tottenham’s new manager, Enze Postecoglou, earned his debut win.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae (27)’s team Bayern Munich (Germany) lost 1-2 to 스포츠토토 Manchester City (England) on the same day in a preseason Asian tour match at the Tokyo National Stadium in Japan.
Kim, who joined Munich on July 19, was left off the roster after undergoing three weeks of basic military training last month. Munich coach Thomas Tuchel didn’t push him too hard as he had predicted.
With Kim’s center-back partner Matthias Düricht also missing, Dayo Upamecano allowed Rico Luiz (Man City) to break through in the 21st minute, setting up the opening goal. Julio Alvarez (Man City) had a shot saved by goalkeeper Jan Zomer (Munich), but James McCourty (Man City) headed home.
Munich equalized in the 36th minute of the second half through Mathis Thiel, but conceded the winner in the 41st minute through Emmanuel Laporte. Kim watched from the sidelines. It was a game that showed just how much the Bavarian defense needed him.