Heung-min Son has revealed that he apologised to his South Korean team-mates after his mistake cost his side a second goal against Costa Rica.
South Korea went ahead in the friendly in the 28th minute but were pegged back when Jewison Bennette scored either side of half time.
Bennette’s second came as a result of Son losing possession in the build-up to the Sunderland player finding the back of the net.
Son certainly made amends for the error when he stepped up to take a free kick in the 86th minute of the match and found the top corner of the goal to salvage a draw.
The Tottenham star is set to play his final match for his country before the World Cup kicks off in November when they face Cameroon in Seoul on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old was critical of the error he made and highlighted that he cannot afford a repeat of the incident when he takes to the field in Qatar.
He told Star News Korea: “I made a basic mistake and made the game difficult,”
“Of course, my responsibility seems to be the biggest. Today was a game (in which we) created a lot more chances as a team. But I made the game difficult because of basic mistakes.
“I said I was sorry to the players. I tried a lot not to be down. Even after the game, I said sorry to all the players. You shouldn’t do that. You can’t make that kind of mistake at the World Cup.”
Son sets high standards for himself and is trying to lead from the front by heaping the pressure on himself after losing possession in a key part of the pitch.
Tottenham fans will certainly be happy to have seen him score for the second successive fixture on the back of his hat-trick against Leicester.
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