Kilbane and Souness blast Spurs star Son for his actions in the tunnel before Leverkusen clash

Tottenham's Son Heung-min during training

Heung-min Son's decision to hug his former Leverkusen team-mates didn't go down well with two pundits.

Newcastle manager Graeme SounessGraeme Souness

Pundits Graeme Souness and Kevin Kilbane have slammed Tottenham winger Heung-min Son for his antics before Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen, as seen on TV3 Sport in Ireland.

Tottenham travelled to Germany for their third game of the Champions League group stage, and having beaten CSKA Moscow last time out, they will have wanted to grab another win on the road.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min during trainingTottenham's Heung-min Son during training

In the end, they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at the BayArena, with Mauricio Pochettino's men having to withstand some heavy pressure in the second half as Hugo Lloris made a quite remarkable save to deny Javier Hernandez from close range.

Pochettino will be happy to have left Leverkusen with a point, and the game saw in-form winger Heung-min Son return to face one of his former clubs.

The South Korean ace, 24, has been exceptional of late, but couldn't get on the scoresheet against the club he left to join Tottenham in 2015.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min applauds fans as he walks off to be substitutedTottenham's Heung-min Son

Son spent two years as a Leverkusen player following a 2013 switch from Bundesliga rivals Hamburg, scoring 29 goals in 87 games before his move to White Hart Lane, meaning Tuesday's game was unsurprisingly an emotional occasion for the forward.

However, his pre-match actions have now received stern criticism. As the teams lined up in the tunnel, Son went and hugged each of his former Leverkusen team-mates as the likes of Dele Alli watched on.

After the game, pundits Graeme Souness and Kevin Kilbane both blasted Son for his actions, stating to TV3 Sport in Ireland that he shouldn't have been hugging opposition players before the game, with Kilbane wondering what team-mates such as Alli must have been thinking as they watched Son hug each Leverkusen player moments before kick-off.

Kevin Kilbane during his time at Hull CityKevin Kilbane during his time at Hull City

"I don't want to see that," said Souness. "I'd be saying to him 'hug them after the game', but this is the modern way. I'd be classed as a dinosaur if I'd been saying that to him, because I don't want you hugging people before the game, go out and kick them - don't be hugging them and kissing them."

"What are his team-mates thinking there? What's Dele Alli thinking? They're looking at him, what are you thinking in that moment? He's another one who could have come off at half time for Spurs," added Kilbane.

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