Son speaks about his military training experience |
Son speaks about his military training experience

Son speaks about his military training experience

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has spoken about his experience at the South Korea military camp describing it as tough but adding that he enjoyed it.

All South Korean men must complete mandatory military service by the age of 28 and Son, who turns 28 in July, completed his training in March, with the Premier League suspended due to COVID-19.

Son was excused from the full 21-month military service after helping South Korea to victory in the 2018 Asian Games, but he 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. Those guys were nice. The three weeks were tough but I tried to enjoy it.

“I don’t know how the people felt, but for me the three weeks have been long but it was a good experience, I enjoyed it.

“The first day when we don’t know each other was a bit weird but soon we got to know each other. We spent every day together in one room, 10 people very close, working together, we helped each other so the time was fantastic.

“Those guys, the first day and second day they couldn’t even speak to me but by the end, they were joking with me and we were enjoying everyone together.”

Son was out injured for the final weeks before the Premier League was suspended in mid-March, but the break in the season has allowed him to recover from a fractured arm, and he is now raring to get going again.

The Premier League looks to return on June 17.

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