Heung-Min Son's Reaction To Asian Games Triumph Is Just Beautiful
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.
Congratulations to our own Heung-Min Son who has won the #AsianGames final with South Korea.
Along with contributing two assists in the process the Tottenham Hotspur forward is now officially exempt from serving customary military duty.
- Last Word On Spurs:microphone2: (@LastWordOnSpurs) September 1, 2018
We'll never, ever get bored of seeing that big smile on Son's face.
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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.
Today belongs to Heung-Min Son. No other game of football matters, sorry.
- Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) September 1, 2018
Heung-Min Son's South Korea have won gold at the 2018 Asian Games! :flag_kr: pic.twitter.com/u4Srvo8yMI
- B/R Football (@brfootball) September 1, 2018
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.
After heartbreak in so many tournaments, no one deserves it more.
With a 2-1 win over Japan today, Heung-Min Son OFFICIALLY avoids mandatory 2 year military service.
Go on Sonny! pic.twitter.com/o4qQWDG4p6
- Jamie Catherwood (@jfc_3_) September 1, 2018
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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