Tottenham may not be back in competitive action until August, but every Spurs fan will have felt for Heung-min Son after he was photographed following South Korea’s 2-1 defeat to Mexico.
The loss was South Korea’s second successive defeat at the World Cup and has all but eliminated them from the competition.
There is now extra pressure on Son, who is the poster boy of South Korean football to meet the expectations of their nation at August’s Asian Games or he could face national service.
South Korean law states that all males from the country must be conscripted before the age of 28, with Son turning 26 on July 8. High profile sports stars can avoid national service if they achieve success while on international duty.
The Asian Games will be held from 14 August to 1 September 2018 in Indonesia, meaning that Son is expected to miss our Premier League matches against Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United and Watford.
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