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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Son to begin his military service

 

Son Heung-min have to finish his military service for his country until July. Every man in South Korea is obliged to complete a military service for the country before he turn 28.

 

Tottenham star, Son will complete his four – week service after the lockdown in the country is lifted, as the club confirmed.

 

The military service in South Korea is 21-months, but after winning 2018 Asian Games, the 27-year-old player earned exemption and now he have to complete only four-weeks.



Son, who will turn 28 in July, had the club's permission to travel to his homeland and continue his injury recovery there. The forward got a fractured arm during Tottenham's 3-2 victory at Aston Villa and he underwent a surgery in February.

 

The Spurs confirmed that the South Korean player will return to England after he finishes his obligations to the military, which means that he will travel back to England in the end of May at earliest.


 

Jose Mourinho said that he is not expecting that the player will be able to play again this season, but there is still time for Son to recover as the campaign is being halted due to the pandemic.

 



Son Heung-min military service: What can he expect?

 

Let's put it that way, it won't be easy. Son will have to complete his service when the lockdown in South Korea is lifted, which means that after April 20 he will have to join the military.

 

There he will have to endure 30-kilometre walks while carrying 40 kilograms of weight, passing through simulations with live fires and, what's thought to be the toughest test, chemical training in a tear gas chamber.

 

The soldiers go into the gas chamber with removed protective masks. It is reported that when they come out of those facilities, the soldiers have tears streaming down their faces.