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English Premier League

Dim sum and tai chi classes on the menu as Tottenham Hotspur enjoy trip to Hong Kong

Premier League side are in town for post-season friendly against local side Kitchee

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 May, 2017, 12:15pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 May, 2017, 12:18pm

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have been out and about in Hong Kong, with players taking part in tai chi at the Central Ferry Piers and getting some lessons in the art of dim sum.

The London club, who finished second in the English championship this season, have been on a PR and social media blitz as they look to promote their brand in Asia ahead of Friday’s friendly against Hong Kong side Kitchee.

Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier had a dim sum cooking lesson, though England defender Dier seemed to have trouble just getting his chef’s hat on, let alone constructing his spring rolls.

Earlier, the players had a tai chi class on the harbour, a trip on the Star Ferry, and were treated to a football freestyling lesson by local expert Lyson Sze.

“We’ve a fantastic fanbase in Asia and it was great to spend time with the Hong Kong Spurs members, chatting away about all things Spurs. Hong Kong is such a fantastic place and we all want to take as much of it in as possible,” Dier said.

And some 230 lucky kids got the chance to take part in a coaching session at Happy Valley with Premier League golden boot winner Harry Kane.

Kitchee take on Spurs at Hong Kong Stadium on Friday night.