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Spurs fans on Twitter remain optimistic as Son’s set to miss the start of the season

Spurs fans on Twitter remain optimistic as Son’s set to miss the start of the season

A lot of Spurs fans have been reminded of the fact that they could be set to lose out on two years of Heung-Min Son’s career to military service if he doesn’t win a medal with South Korea. The World Cup has now been and gone and nobody was surprised when South Korea were not in the last four. However, now Son will be missing the first few weeks of the season to compete in the Asian Games.

In South Korean law, all able-bodied men must complete mandatory military service before their 28th birthday. Considering Son plays professional football at the highest level it’s fair to say he’s more than able-bodied, meaning that at the age of 25, he doesn’t have many more opportunities to gain an exemption from military service. The only way for the Tottenham forward to be granted exemption would be for him to win a medal at a tournament.

The World Cup was never going to likely but the upcoming Asian Games and then next years Asian Cup provide the best opportunity for the ex-Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen man to win a medal with his country. Th fact that he’ll be competing in the Asian Games means that he will miss the first few weeks of the Premier League season, though, however, that could force the club to be more proactive in the transfer market and actually bring in some new players.

You can read the Lillywhites’ verdict on Son here:

Whilst no Tottenham fan wants to go into a game without Son, the fans are happy to lose out on him for a couple of weeks if it means he doesn’t have to do military service.

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