South Korean Superstar Son Heading Back Home to Tottenham

Jun 18, 2018; South Korea midfielder Son Heung-min (7) of Tottenham Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports
Jun 18, 2018; South Korea midfielder Son Heung-min (7) of Tottenham Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports /
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Having finished his duty serving for the South Korean national team, Son Heung-Min is thankfully on his way back to north London and Tottenham Hotspur.

It has been an international break unlike any other for Son Heung-Min, the Tottenham Hotspur and South Korean superstar. What was supposed to just be a couple friendly matches in Austria turned into a bit of an ordeal as teammates tested positive for Covid. Luckily Sonny was not among them and he was able to lay on an assist to help take the Korean Republic over Qatar 2-1.

Son’s Strange Trip

It started like any other break, Son went off to meet his fellow countryman and prepare for a rematch from the World Cup with Mexico. However, everything changed on Saturday November 14, as four KFA players and a staffer all tested positive for Coronavirus. Son and the rest of the team who had tested negative went into isolation and then went on to play and lose to Mexico 2-1 the next day, although Son did have an assist in the loss.

Since that incident, we have not heard of any further positive tests for the South Korean squad, which is good news. Equally good, was the play of Son and his teammates on Tuesday as they beat Qatar 2-1 in their second friendly of the break. The Tottenham attacker again laid on an assist in the match, this time it was for the game winner to Hwang Ui-Jo, with video courtesy of the KFA.

Now that the match is over, Son Heung-Min and the rest of his teammates again go their separate ways, as Sonny will soon be back in London. The hope is that the negative test results received to date will continue for Son as Tottenham prepare for Manchester City, likely already down Matt Doherty from a positive Coronavirus test.

We at HotspurHQ are thankful Sonny is on is way home and hope none of the seven fouls he incurred from Qatar leave any lasting mark on him, because Spurs will Son at top form for the road ahead. The South Korean currently leads the Premier League in goals and will be looking to add to that tally against City on Saturday.