Son makes decision on military service to avoid endangering public

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Tottenham forward Son Heung-min’s management team have released a statement confirming that the South Korean’s military training will be completed away from the public eye in order to ensure people’s safety.

Tottenham confirmed on Monday that Son has returned home to South Korea to complete his four-week training, which he will begin later this month.

With the Premier League season suspended indefinitely until further notice, the 27-year-old has decided to use the time to complete his mandatory training.

Reuters reported on Monday that the Spurs star would go through a shortened version of a boot camp required for all new regular enlistees, including discipline education, combat drills and a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) exercise.

However, Son’s management team has now released a statement confirming that the forward has decided to enrol himself in training which is not open to the public.

They explained that the South Korean international had to do this to avoid attracting crowds to the site of his training centre.

As relayed by Football.London, the statement read: “Hello, Son is readying for military basic training in April. After the news broke out that Son is having training, there were many fans and media contacts who want to see Son joining the training centre, on-site. Therefore we publish this to relay the correct information on it.

“Recently, due to the Covid-19 situation, we need to restrain ourselves from a large gathering. To cooperate with the government’s policy for COVID-19, Son has decided to join the training ‘not open to the public’, without giving any information in advance.

“We made the decision to protect fans and the media’s safety, we ask your kind understanding.

“Son will fully commit to his military basic training. Thank you. Once again, to prevent any more harm from COVID-19, please restrain yourself to come to on-site to see Son.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Given the superstar status that Son has back in South Korea, there was bound to be a lot of people interested in watching him go through his boot camp. So this decision was probably the right one especially given the circumstances the world is dealing with at the moment.

At least this guarantees that the 27-year-old will come back in great shape when the Premier League season returns to action.

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