Son Heung-min, the South Korean football star and Tottenham forward will be coming back to London next week. This is because the latest sports news headline said, Son Heung-min Completes his Military Service Obligations after three weeks.
For the Tottenham Hotspur soccer betting fans, this is great news as he is an essential part of the team. Despite the delays in restarting the season, it is imperative for them to have Son Heung-min close at hand. Thus, they are looking forward to his return to the UK.
Completing his Military Service Obligations Early
According to sports forums, the 27-year old footballer has been serving his military obligation on the island of Jeju. In South Korea, males must serve their National Service Obligations before they turn 28 and serve for 21 months. However, exemptions can be made when an athlete becomes part of his national team. Therefore, Son Heung-min only had to serve three weeks of military service after the South Korean National Football team won the 2018 Asian Games.
During his time in the army, Son won the “pilseung” award for ranking first amongst the trainees in his group. Even though Son is a global football star, his time in the army was real training. This is because he underwent the normal training which include tear gas exposure, hikes, gun training and more.
Some say that the COVID-19 pandemic did Son Heung-min a favor. This is because he thought he would miss the entire season of the Premier League because of his broken arm. However, because of the postponement of the season, he will now be able to finish the season once it restarts.
According to Bookie Software Solutions, the Premiere league will hopefully start again in early June. Thus, this month teams are back in training. However, Son Heung-min will still have to undergo a self-quarantine once he arrives to the UK.