Heung-min Son’s celebrations were something to behold after he helped South Korea to win gold at the Asian Games.
This is what it means to Sonny COME ONNNNNNNNN NO MILITARY pic.twitter.com/hIzgcu7vcx
— Ikey?? (@RafaVDV) September 1, 2018
The victory means that the Tottenham Hotspur player will avoid military service for his country after helping them beat Japan 2-1 in the football final.
Son, who is 26, has not carried out the two-year mandatory military service expected of his countrymen and faced being called up if South Korea failed to win the final.
By taking home the gold medal, it gave the whole South Korea squad an exemption and ensured an end to the uncertainty surrounding the military service which was looming over Son.
The game was deadlocked at 0-0 after 90 minutes and went into extra-time before Lee Seung-woo and Hwang Hee-chan put South Korea 2-0 up. Japan managed to pull one back, but it was the South Korean and Spurs fans who were celebrating.
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