Son Heung-min eager to perform for Tottenham Hotspur after Asian games triumph
South Korea international Heung-min Son is eager to contributed towards Tottenham Hotspur’s season now that he has returned from Asian games duty with the national team. The attacker helped his country claim their second straight title at the games in Indonesia and this ensured that he skipped the mandatory military services which he would have otherwise had to perform.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Son indicated that he is pleased to have been relieved from the army service but that should not hamper his performances with Spurs, he said: “Some players get out of the army and don't care anymore. I don't want to do that, I want to be even hungrier and work even harder. It always pays off. I'm very grateful and thankful and felt sorry for my team-mates and the fans [during the Asia Cup]. I could feel they missed me and I missed them as well. But we won the cup, I'm very happy, and I was very proud to come back to show the fans.”
“Son has been a quality recruit for the north London giants since joining them from Bayer Leverkusen three years ago and during this period,“ he has contributed nearly 50 goals across all competitions for the club. As such, his services were partly missed during the opening weeks of the campaign and hopefully, he can make amends “in the forthcoming months“ where Spurs have a congested schedule to deal with.
Since returning from the Asian games, Son has featured in five matches for Spurs across all competitions but he has unfortunately found no success in terms of goals or assists. Regardless of this, Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed another good start to the campaign with 15 points garnered from their first five matches and the form of Lucas Moura in particular has been a positive.