Tottenham star Son completes compulsory military training in South Korea
Tottenham star Son Heung-min has finished his compulsory three-week military assistance in South Korea, with the Spurs forward apparently bragging the best execution all the trainees who had been partaking.
According to information published by the Korea Herald, the attacker finished as one of only five individuals to receive an award at the Marine Corps’ training camp graduation ceremony on the southern island of Jeju.
While the exact scores of the trainees were not revealed, officials were quoted as saying that Son finished top out of a total of 157 people.
With football across the globe largely brought to a halt in March, Son returned to his country later that month to complete rehabilitation on an arm injury and subsequently carried out his training.
In South Korea, all able-bodied men are required to complete around two years in the armed forces as a service to their country, although Son’s Asian Games victory meant that he was only mandated to take part in basic training.
He does, however, have to complete 544 hours of community service over the next 34 months around his career as a professional footballer.