Spurs face losing in form forward for extended spell

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Dom Le Roy

We possibly face losing Heung-Min Son for TWO YEARS to the South Korean Army according to various media sources.

Under Korean law, all men must do 21 months of National Service before they turn 28 and Son reaches that milestone in July 2019  and any military call-up would rule him out of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

The South Korean government does give exemptions for sports stars who perform exceptionally at major tournaments and it means he could get a free pass if his country shines at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

South Korea have been drawn in Group F with Germany, Sweden and Mexico — and would need to match their 2002 performance by reaching the last four, however with that an unlikely scenario,Son has two other get-out routes.

If South Korea and Son were to win either the 2018 Asian Games or the 2019 Asian Cup, he would be given his exemption by  the Army and it adds that South Korea want Son, their best player, to be one of their three over-age players in the Asian Games, which takes place in Indonesia from August 18th to September 2nd

It adds that he would be expected to help lead South Korea’s attempt to retain the Asian Cup.They won it last time out without Son after his  then-club Bayer Leverkusen refused to release him  in 2014 for the tournament in the UAE.

Son could miss our first four games of next season if he is included  in the Asian Games squad.

Mauricio Pochettino would probably see  the upside of not losing the attacking midfielder for nearly two years as a gamble worth taking by freeing him to compete at the Asian games.

Son is enjoying a stunning season, bagging 18 goals as we close in on another top-four finish.

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  1. More bullshit from the lower dregs in the newspaper industry. Anything to destabilise Spurs. Son is playing incredibly well at the moment and getting all the plaudits as a result and rightly so. Anytime any Spurs player performs beyond the call of duty, you can bet the low lives in the media will come up with something anything in an attempt to burst the bubble. At this rate come season 2019/2020, we won’t have any of our existing players on our books according to the nonces masquerading as sports journalists. For instance, Kane, Alli and Pochettino are off to Real Madrid perhaps even Lloris as well, Eriksen and Sanchez off to Barcelona, Dier, Alderweireld and Rose off to Manure, Wanyama off to Liverpool, Lamela off to either AC Milan or Roma, Dembele off to China and now Son off to join the South Korean army. There was even talk of Vertonghen going back to Ajax. Amazing.
    Back to Son, the same shit about his compulsory conscription into the South Korean army made headline when he first joined Spurs, he’s still at the club, he’s an exceptional player and a National hero in his homeland and they won’t risk jeopardising his status amongst his people by chucking him in the army. They haven’t done that with any of their national sporting hero’s. Did Park Ji-sung ever serve anytime in their armed forces? No he bloody didn’t.

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