Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min fired South Korea to a 1-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan on Monday to keep his country on track for the Asian Games gold he needs to secure to avoid his football career stalling owing to military service requirements.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 20, 2018
Scoring the 63rd minute goal in the game, South Korea booked their place and secured progression through to the knockout stages of the tournament and undoubtedly given Son’s attitude and professional approach, his main focus is in seeing his country succeed and win, and the fact that a two year hiatus on military service would be skipped is an additional bonus.
In fairness, only an eleven goal defeat would’ve denied them qualification in this game given their performances so far, but continuity and form is helped by the win, as would be any potential leeway down the line if they don’t quite take the tournament.
He’s now contributing and doing his part, so hopefully onwards and upwards.
These Spurs fans are certainly happy with their latest achievements and his goal is a beauty even if I’ll keep my comments about the oppositions defensive efforts to myself.
nice one son
— Poor Little Yiddo (@1882_nick_o_lie) August 20, 2018
Can imagine you standing at Panmunjom waiting for war to break out.
— Jason (@lawjay93) August 20, 2018
So underrated by non-Spurs, great player.
— George (@5foot11newt) August 20, 2018
His First Time Shoot ????https://t.co/0nqnJH2CvJ
— Pratadina (@RyanMasxn8) August 20, 2018
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