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

Son opens up on military service

Son Heung-min is now ready to return back to the Premier League after undertaking the tough, but enjoyable, military service for South Korea.


Son took the opportunity of the suspended season to complete his three-week military service for South Korea, as every man in the country has to complete mandatory military service by the age of 28, and the Tottenham star is turning 28 in July.



Usually the military service in South Korea is 21-month, but Son was excused not to complete the full training, as he helped his country win the 2018 Asian Games.


However, the 27-year-old player was still obliged to undergo the military service.


“It’s been a very busy three months,” said the Korean as he was joking in a video on the Spurs website.


“It was a good experience. I couldn’t say everything that I’ve done but I really enjoyed it. Those guys were nice.



“The three weeks were tough but I tried to enjoy it.


“I don’t know how the people felt, but for me the three weeks have been long but it was a good experience, I enjoyed it.


“The first day when we don’t know each other was a bit weird but soon we got to know each other.


“We spent every day together in one room, 10 people very close, working together, we helped each other so the time was fantastic.


“Those guys, the first day and second day they couldn’t even speak to me but by the end they were joking with me and we were enjoying everyone together.”



Son got injured right before the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus, but the break in the campaign gave him the opportunity to recover from the fractured arm and how he is ready to return as soon as the season restart.