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Heung-Min Son's Reaction To Asian Games Triumph Is Just Beautiful

Heung-Min Son's Reaction To Asian Games Triumph Is Just Beautiful

He now avoids national service back home in South Korea...

Josh Lawless

Josh Lawless

Heung-Min Son's reaction to winning the Asian Games has genuinely just given me goosebumps.

Son captained his national side to the Gold medal at the Asian Games, beating Japan 2-1 in the final thanks to extra time strikes from Seungwoo Lee and Hwang Hee Chan.

Given permission to miss a few Premier League games by Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs, Son assisted both goals in the final and now he and his colleagues will receive automatic exemption from compulsory military service.

And you could see just how much it meant to them at the final whistle. A jubilant Son ran onto the pitch, running and jumping around, hugging his teammates and manager in some quite incredible scenes.

We'll never, ever get bored of seeing that big smile on Son's face.

According to national law, all men must do 21 months of duty before the age of 28. However, the South Korean Army does provide exceptions for sports stars who perform exceptionally at major tournaments.

You just can't not be utterly delighted for Son. He's experienced so much heartbreak in recent times but today's triumph brought about tears of joy this time around.

A special reprieve will be granted and that's also brilliant news for Spurs, who will have their No.7 available for the foreseeable future.

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Topics: Spurs, Football News, South Korea, Football