Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea forward Son Heung-min has completed his three weeks of mandatory military service, he also won an award for his epic performance in the service. The Officials said the 27-year-old excelled in shooting skills and was the top performer among the 157 trainees.
Son Heung-min went to his homeland in March following the suspension of the English Premier League due to coronavirus to complete his national duty. It is required that all South Korean men must complete military service by the age of 28.
Son Heung-min is 27 and so has just one year before he clocks 28, he was given anexemption from the mandatory 21-month military service after helping South Korea win the 2018 Asian Games. The Spurs forward graduated at a ceremony on Friday at a Marine Corps unit on the island of Jeju in the south of the country.
His military service training included shooting and bayonet skills, chemical, biological and radiological training, individual battle skills and first aid training. According to the South Korean military report they said: “He received the ‘Pilsung’ prize, which is one of five types of awards for best performers,”
“All the courses were judged in a fair and strict manner, and his military training officers have said he went through the training faithfully.” Spurs congratulated their player on social media and said he will return to London next week.
Son Heung-min was award best Premier League goal of the season yesterday in the BBC Sports English Premier League Award night.