Hung-Min Son is currently not with the Tottenham squad and they had to face Fulham at Wembley without the South Korean. That’s because the 26-year-old is currently competing in the Asian Games with his country and has aspirations of winning the tournament and gaining exemption from his country’s mandatory military service.
Yes, Sonny! https://t.co/NariVZK48P
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 20 August 2018
The South Koreans are one of the tournament favourites and that shone through when they smashed Bahrain 6-0 in their opening group match. However, things haven’t all been plain sailing as they lost 2-1 to Malaysia in their second game. Only a win would do against Kyrgyzstan and it was Tottenham’s superstar who got the winner in a hard-fought 1-0 victory that saw them through to the first knockout round against Iran which is to be played on Thursday.
For Son to gain exemption from mandatory military service he will need to win a medal at a tournament with his country before his 28th birthday. Now that the World Cup has passed him by, it looks like the current Asian Games or 2019 Asian Cup will be his last two chances to gain an exemption that he so desperately needs to continue his footballing career. The Tottenham fans will be cheering him on all the way and will be hoping he can come good for his country like he has for them so many times.
You can read the Lillywhites’ response to Son’s winner here:
HERE COMES THE SON
— Hols (@HollieAgombar) 20 August 2018
Safe next round!!
— Kevin Kim (@Kevinkim5607) August 20, 2018
— nati (@adoresang) 20 August 2018
— 오로라 (@aurora_9278) 20 August 2018
My main man, get in there sonny boy
— . (@SonSuperb) August 20, 2018
No military service!!
— TakingTheChris (@ChrisNestoros) August 20, 2018
Nice one sonny Nice one Son