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Son-Heung Min Explains Why He Won't Get Married During Football Career

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Son-Heung Min Explains Why He Won't Get Married During Football Career

It's no coincidence that Tottenham Hotspur forward Son-Heung min has established himself as one of the Premier League's elite since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015.

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Hard work, dedication and an incredibly single-minded approach has catapulted the South Korean to the very top.

He was a key man during a particularly tough season at Spurs and many have praised his work ethic and mentality throughout.

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But did you know that the 28-year-old will not marry until he retires?

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In a brilliant interview with The Guardian, Son spoke about how his father told him that when you marry, the number one will be family, wife and kids - and then football.

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"My father says this and I agree, as well," Son said.

"When you marry, the number one will be family, wife and kids, and then football. I want to make sure that while I play at the top level, football can be number one. You don't know how long you can play at the top level.

"When you retire, or when you are 33 or 34, you can still have a long life with your family."

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Son's likable personality, combined with his performances on the pitch, have made him a fan favourite for club and country.

He scored eleven goals and assisted the same amount for Spurs this season as they finished sixth in the Premier League.

Son also used football's suspension during the coronavirus pandemic to complete his mandatory military service.

Marine Corps officials were amazed at Son's performance and he placed in the top five of 157 trainees back in May.

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"He received the Pilsung prize, which is one of five types of awards for best performers," a Marine Corps official explained to the Korea Herald.

"All the courses were judged in a fair and strict manner, and his military training officers have said he went through the training faithfully."

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Topics: Spurs, Football News, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Premier League, Son-Heung min

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