Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has described his military service in South Korea as “tough” but said he was able to enjoy it during the Premier League’s enforced hiatus.
All South Korean men must complete mandatory military service by the age of 28 but Son, who turns 28 in July, avoided missing any time for Tottenham as he completed his last month of service with the season in England suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The enforced break has also allowed Son to complete his recovery from the arm fracture he suffered in Spurs’ 3-2 win over Aston Villa in February.
“It’s been a very busy three months,” Son said in a video on the Spurs website. Son was excused the full 21-month military service after helping South Korea to victory in the 2018 Asian Games, but was still required to serve a shorter period.
“It was a good experience,” Son said. “I couldn’t say everything that I’ve done but I really enjoyed it. Continue reading