Son Heung-Min Keen To Feature For South Korea At The Asian Game

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has reportedly expressed his eagerness to represent South Korea at the Asian games this year in order to bypass the country’s military service.All able-bodied South Korean males have to compulsorily serve the military for a period of 21 months but they can get an exemption from this by winning a gold medal at either the Olympic or the Asian games.

As such, the 25-year-old is keen to ply his trade for the South Korea Under 23s this summer and their coach Kim Hak-bum has confirmed the player’s interest, he said: “Son has a strong will to compete at the Asian Games. But first, there's the World Cup. I told Son to play well in Russia before we meet at the Asian Games.”

Son Heung-Min Disappointed With Champions League Exit

South Korea international Son Heung-Min expressed his disappointment after Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of this season’s Champions League. The north London club had been in a solid position to qualify for the quarter-final stage after they put in a solid performance in the first-leg of their round of 16 tie at Juventus – which ended in a 2-2 draw.


Son enhanced the club’s chances further by netting the opener during the second-leg, but this was not sufficient as Juventus came from behind to pick up a 2-1 victory. The triumph ensured that the Bianconeri progressed with a 4-3 aggregate scoreline, and Son has admitted that there is a sense of unhappiness within the squad.

Garth Crooks believes Heung-min Son is the Premier League's most improved player

BBC Pundit Garth Crooks has spoken positively about the impact of Heung-min Son has had at Tottenham Hotspur this term. The South Korea international has been a regular in the Spurs setup in the 4-2-3-1 formation, and he is presently on 11 goals for the club across all competitions.

Writing on his BBC Sport column, Crooks highlighted the tireless workrate of the Korean footballer, who has developed leaps and bounds, working with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in the attack, he said: "The South Korean is renowned for his energy and covers the ground with enormous alacrity.

NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA EASE TENSION AT OLYMPICS

North and South Korea eased the age-long tension between them at the Olympic Village.

The North sent a powerful delegation of 46 people to Pyeongchang County, which is in Gangwon Province in the South. The North Korean delegation had 22 athletes for the Olympic games and the national flag of North Korea was raised at the Olympic Village in Gangneung on Thursday. The North’s anthem was also played – something is banned on a normal occasion.

Roy Keane - Heung-min Son does not deserve prominent role at Tottenham Hotspur

Former Manchester United legend turned pundit, Roy Keane does not believe Heung-min Son deserves a prominent role despite showing promise from the starting line-up. The South Korea international has played a decisive role for Spurs this season, but Keane believes the forward is just a 'good little player'.

Speaking in ITV's coverage of the Champions League, Keane said: "He’s a good little player. I don’t think he’d be one of your main guys, but certainly as a backup to the other attacking players."

Shin Tae-Yong Promises Victory against Uzbekistan to Reach the World Cup

South Korea coach Shin Tae-Yong has claimed that the national team will be coming in with a much better mentality for the upcoming match against Uzbekistan.


A victory in this game would help South Korea secured qualification to the World Cup for a ninth consecutive time. However, the team has been going through such a poor form that it would be difficult to expect a victory from this game. South Korea have had just one win in the last five games this match, and they have not managed an away win in a competitive match since November 2015. Back then, the national team managed to comfortably beat Laos.

South Korea New Boss Wants to Improve Defence Ahead of Iran Test

Tae-Yong Shin has been recently appointed as the national team manager for South Korea.


The national team suffered some embarrassing defeats at the hands of Qatar and China. This led to the departure of German boss Uli Stielike. After having appointed as the new boss for the national team, expectations are high up onTae-Yong Shin. He says that the first priority would be to sort out the defence, as South Korea conceded three in the latest game against Qatar. The national team has been able to manage only two wins in the last four World Cup qualification games.

RONALDINHO TO FEATURE IN LEGENDS MATCH

Confirmations emanating from the Barcelona camp has it that for the Legends match to be held on June 30, one of the big names in the club’s history would participate.


Former Barcelona star player, Ronaldinho is expected to feature for the Barcelona side as they come up against Manchester United in a match that will witness the return of DimitarBebartov.

South Korea wants to improve

The South Korea football federation has unveiled a plan to will help improve the level of football in the country.


Ever since their good performance at the 2002 World Cup, the national team has been struggling to replicate the same performance in international competition.

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