Pundit reveals why military training may result in a ‘hungrier’ Heung-min Son

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Former Leeds United full-back, Danny Mills, expects Son Heung-min to improve even further after completing his mandatory three-week military service during lockdown.

The importance of Son to the current Spurs side cannot be overstated as evidenced by the team’s struggles since the South Korean joined Kane on the treatment table in February.

The suspension of the Premier League due to the COVID-19 pandemic has proven a blessing in disguise for the 27-year-old, just as it has for the other injured Tottenham stars, as it allowed him the time needed to fully recover from his fracture.

After getting back fit, the forward decided to put his free time during lockdown to good use by completing his mandatory three-week training back in South Korea.

Thankfully for Spurs, Son has been exempt from observing the mandatory 14-day quarantine on returning to the UK and has been allowed to returning to training with his teammates.

Mills believes that military service may have given the Spurs star some perspective on how much he enjoys football and expects him to come back with more vigour.

The pundit told Football Insider: “Goals win you games. Son is absolutely excellent. He is superb.

“I expect him to come back even hungrier after what he has been through on national service. He might be thinking, ‘Wow. That is what I could be doing every single day of my life. How lucky am I?’

“So he might come back with a renewed freshness and vigour. When the games start he will be raring to go.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While Mills makes a good point about the military service putting things into perspective for Son, I believe the lockdown has sort of done the same thing for many players and fans. It has made them realise how precious football is. I doubt fans will be taking any game for granted from now on.

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