Korean Football Stars in U.K. Face off for 1st Time

  • By Sung Jin-hyuk

    September 24, 2021 12:47

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur (front) and Hwang Hee-chan of Wolverhampton Wanderers hug each other after a match in Wolverhampton, U.K. on Wednesday. /Yonhap

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur and Hwang Hee-chan of Wolverhampton Wanderers faced off for the first time in their adopted home country on Wednesday.

    In the third round of the Carabao Cup in Wolverhampton, Hwang played full-time and Son was substituted in the 62nd minute.

    Tottenham advanced to the round of 16 after beating Wolverhampton 3-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

    Hwang scored as his team's first kicker in the penalty shootout.

    Son, who did not take part in the shootout, hugged Hwang and swapped shirts with him after the match.

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