Spurs star makes six-figure donation

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Dom Le Roy

Son Heung-min has been a hugely important player for Tottenham Hotspur this season.

The South Korean came off the bench in Spurs’ most recent encounter against Huddersfield which finished 4-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

This season alone, the 26-year-old has been responsible for 18 goals and 10 assists in all competitions for the Lilywhites.

Mauricio Pochettino will definitely be counting on his start player when the north London club travel to the Etihad on Wednesday night to face Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.

Tottenham will take a narrow 1-0 advantage to Manchester.

It turns out that Son is not only an incredibly talented football player, but also a very good human being.

South Korea have declared a national emergency after a wild forest blaze ruined 135 homes, burned out cars and destroyed an estimated 525 hectares of woods.

So far, the fire has killed two people and forced thousands to leave their homes.

A massive relief effort is underway with more than 17,000 emergency personnel being mobilised to get the inferno under control, (Daily Mail).

After hearing the news of the fire, Heung-min Son donated £100,000 to the cause.

Speaking to Goal, the footballer, who is regarded as a national hero in South Korea said: “It’s nothing compared to what the victims have sacrificed.

“Although I’m living abroad, I know what’s happening in my home country. I think it’s something I should do when there’s a big disaster in my home country.

“I believe money does not matter. The most important thing is a mind to do something for the victims.”

The star, however, received some criticism from people who pointed out that the donation is smaller than the player’s weekly wage of £140,000.

 

 

 

 

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