Heung-Min Son Is One Win Away From Military Service Exemption
Heung-Min Son is still on track to be exempt from military service from his nation South Korea.
The Tottenham Hotspurs star is currently participating in the Asian Games. He is chasing a gold medal, which, combined with an Olympic podium finish, is only way that he would not have to do military service for his home country.
Son has helped his side reach the final of the competition. Should he win that, he will be excused. But if the 26-year-old was to lose the final, he would face two years of obligatory duty.
Son had apologised to his club for missing some of the season because of his international commitments - the Asian Games. He said via the Standard.
"I feel sorry because Tottenham is my team and I feel very sorry for my team-mates and coaching staff.
"But I am playing for my country and that is also important. But honestly I feel very sorry about that. That is what I feel."
Game between Korea and Uzbekistan is very important to Heung-Min Son. Uzbekistan's squad is based on their champion team in U23 Asian Cup,very tough team.Son and his Korea are facing the biggest problem in this tournament.If they were eliminated,Son will have to serve in the army- 納因戈蘭₁₄ (@TitaniumRadja) August 27, 2018
South Korea, with our Heung-Min Son, leading Vietnam by 3-0 in the 60th minute in the semis at the Asian Games. Sonny is just one more win away from being exempt from military service.- LJohnson (@lazqetjohnson) August 29, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur attacker Heung-Min Son is now just one game away from winning a 'Gold Medal' in the #AsianGames2018 which will exempt him from having to do 2 years of Military Service in South Korea ... #THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/vEK5dTvYPT- Last Word On Spurs:microphone2: (@LastWordOnSpurs) August 29, 2018
On the Asian Games, the attacker said.
"We haven't won it already. We are going there to win something and winning trophies for my country is always good. I am going there to win something, to win games. I don't travel there for nothing."
South Korea bowed out the World Cup but faced some still competition along the way.
"I was disappointed a little bit but we finished well against Germany," he said. "Our country was happy because they were No.1 in the FIFA rankings and the defending World Cup champions.
"For me, it's always a bit disappointing because I expect more than the group stage. I wanted to stay longer than we did. But it was a good experience to play at the World Cup and I look forward to playing in another in four years."