Report sheds light on Son Heung-min’s former training regime with his dad

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Heung-min Son
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Donga.com have shed light into Son Heung-min’s former training regime from his youth days, based on information in his father’s recent book.

Son Woong-Jung, the father of Tottenham star, Son, published a book about his life and philosophy, on October 15.

According to Korean outlet Yunhap News, the book which is titled ‘Everything Starts With The Basics’, discusses the principles that he holds dear in life – essence, sincerity, humility, and gratitude.

The book also touches on Woong-Jung’s study of soccer and the story of how he developed his son into a footballer.

Donga have now revealed some of the details in the book regarding how Son trained as a youngster.

It is stated that when the Tottenham forward entered middle school, he was asked by his father to prioritise training with both feet.

The 29-year-old would allegedly shoot 500 times each with his left and right foot from five different areas of the pitch which he detoured. 

The report further revealed that training was not the only area which Woong-Jung emphasised on as he also ensured his son read a lot.

It is explained that Woong-Jung would read 100 books a year, extracting some 30 of them, underlining certain excerpts and asking Son to read them. 

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While some might feel that such type of parenting is pushing things too far, Woong-Jung might argue that it was necessary to inculcate the necessary discipline to ensure that his son would reach the top of elite sport. The 500 shots with either foot certainly explain why the 29-year-old is arguably the most two-footed player in the Premier League.

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