SON HEUNG-MIN welcomed his Tottenham team-mates to his home country of South Korea at the airport – along with 3,000 adoring fans.
The local hero, who turned 30 on Friday, held up a sign that read ‘Welcome to Seoul’ at the Arrivals section of Incheon Airport ready to greet the rest of the squad.
Son shook the hand of chairman Daniel Levy and embraced Antonio Conte, as well as Harry Kane and his other team-members, as thousands of supporters cheered behind him.
Spurs are over in Son’s home nation for their first pre-season tour since before the pandemic.
They play two games: the first against Team K League on Wednesday in Seoul and the second versus Sevilla in Suwon three days later.
Conte had his players straight to work as they went from the airport to the Goyang Stadium to the North-West of Seoul for a training session.
Spurs’ 28-man squad in the Far East includes summer signings Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic.
Clement Lenglet’s loan from Barcelona was not completed in time to get the right documents to travel to South Korea, while Joe Rodon missed out due to illness.
Unwanted quartet Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Sergio Reguilon and Gio Lo Celso were also left behind.
Those four will continue their pre-season training in north London and are available for transfer – Winks has been heavily linked with a move to Everton.
FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS
Spurs have managed to finalise the departure of Steven Bergwijn who has joined Ajax in a £26million deal.
And the club also hoped to have their move for Djed Spence wrapped up before their pre-season tour after agreeing a £15m fee with Middlesbrough.