What some of the Spurs players said after Son’s military exemption

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Some of Heung-min Son’s Tottenham Hotspur teammates have taken to social media to congratulate him after he helped South Korea to a gold medal in the Asian Games.

The victory means that the 26-year-old secured an exemption from military service – along with his South Korea teammates when they beat Japan 2-1 in extra time to create absolute scenes among Spurs fans and Sonny’s homeland.

If they had failed to have won gold, it would have been a different story. All able-bodied South Korean men must complete 21 months of service in the military as a deterrent against the North, but exemptions are offered to athletes who win gold at the Asian Games or a medal of any colour at the Olympics.

Tottenham allowed Son to miss their Premier League games against Fulham, Manchester and tomorrow’s at Watford to compete in the tournament, a decision which has now been worth its weight in gold – no pun intended.

Here’s a selection of reaction from some of the players he shares a dressing room with at Spurs.

Have something to tell us about this article?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.