Younha’s ‘Informal’ Comment On Soccer Player Son Heung Min’s Instagram Is Gaining Attention — Netizens Respond

“How do they know each other?”

Singer Younha‘s congratulatory message to Son Heung Min is gaining attention.

Younha | @younha_holic/Instagram
| @younha_holic/Instagram

Tottenham Hotspur‘s Son Heung Min, who is playing in England’s Premier League, scored his 22nd and 23rd goals on May 23, ensuring Tottenham’s place in next year’s Champions League.

Son Heung Min | @hm_son7/Instagram
Harry Kane (left) and Son Heung Min (right) | @hm_son7/Instagram

Son Heung Min won the Premier League’s Golden Boot Award, given to the player who scored the most goal in the season. Son Heung Min is the first Asian player ever to win the award.

Son Heung Min | @hm_son7/Instagram
Son Heung Min | @hm_son7/Instagram

After his historic feat, Son Heung Min left a message to thank his supporters in Korea and abroad.

I am so happy I can deliver good news to close out the 21/22 Season! I would like to take this time to thank my Korean fans. Even in a crowd of 60 thousand, I can see the Korean flag and your faces well. Although I can’t express it fully, my heart always feels full thanks to you. To those who traveled to London, and to those who stayed up late at night to watch the game, thank you. I will continue to do my best to ensure Korean fans can start off the day with a smile! Thank you again.

As his fans all over the world congratulated the star, Younha’s message, in particular, stood out. Netizens were surprised not so much by what she said but by how she said it. This is due to the fact that Younha’s message was written in informal Korean, meaning the two must have a close relationship.



The message spread across online communities and social media. Netizens commented they were surprised to see the two were close, writing, “So these two were friends,” “How do they know each other,” and “She must know him.”

Despite the surprise from netizens, the two are well known to be close friends. The two met when Son Heung Min was a guest on Younha’s radio show back in 2011. Son Heung Min has previously made headline news for going to her concert as well as leaving comments on her Instagram live sessions.

Younha (left) and Son Heung Min (right) in Chungdam in 2014 | The Fact
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