Tottenham fans are absolutely delighted for Son Heung-min, after South Korea won the Asian Games on Saturday afternoon, meaning the winger can stay with the club for the foreseeable future.
It’s been a nagging doubt in the back of fans’ minds ever since Son came to North London. After failing to progress far enough at the World Cup, the winger needed to win either the Asian Games or January’s Asia Cup to exclude himself from military service.
South Korea beat Japan 2-1 in extra time on Saturday afternoon though, which is expected to exclude the entire team from the military service that is required of all South Korean men.
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The 26 year-old is a fan favourite at Tottenham for his exciting, direct style of play, and they’re over the moon for his international success.
Son, who has scored 23 times in 70 appearances for his country, is one of Tottenham’s most dangerous players, so losing him for two years in the prime of his career would be devastating.
The versatile star has played exactly 100 Premier League games for Spurs, and fans have been showing the love on Twitter after South Korea’s big win.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Today belongs to Heung-Min Son. No other game of football matters, sorry.
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) September 1, 2018
mate i’m actually crying i love him so much
— Jake. (@YedIin) September 1, 2018
Sonny I’ve got tears in my eyes. So, so pleased for you – you’ve been missed xx 💙
— Mark Cobb (@bagleeye66) September 1, 2018
i love him, he deserves this!!!
— 🦋 (@riverxthings) September 1, 2018
Thus ends the weirdest sports movie of all time!
— FútBob (@FutBobby) September 1, 2018
Happy Days! Son & Lucas, now who says we haven’t got pace.
— pat bohan (@patbohan1) September 1, 2018
Great news!! Congratulations Sonny and the team!
— Dave Randall (@DaveRandall9) September 1, 2018
He’s coming home
He’s coming home
Sonny’s coming home!
— Daffyd Dafies (@DannyOreilly_1) September 1, 2018