Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has reported to a marines boot camp to begin his three-week military service, the Daily Mail has revealed.
Son was pictured arriving at the camp on the southern island of Jeju on Monday wearing a green hoodie, black baseball cap, and protective face mask.
The Spurs forward, who completed a two-week quarantine period after his return to South Korea, was greeted by soldiers in camouflage uniform at the camp on his arrival.
With recent reports suggesting that the Premier League season will not be able to resume before June 8 (Sky Sports), it gives the South Korean international more than enough time to finish his mandated three-week training.
The Guardian have revealed that the forward’s training will be far from just a public relations exercise. The Spurs star, who is one of the biggest celebrities in his home country, will be exposed to tear gas, go on lengthy hikes, and be trained in how to fire guns.
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It is a smart decision from Son to put the free time he has to good use by completing his service now. While he might miss a few training sessions next month if the Premier League and the FA do decide to resume the competition in June, this will ensure that he will come back fully fit.
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