Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son has commenced his three-week mandatory national service, the 27-year-old is serving with the Marine Corps on the island of Jeju where he will undergo basic training. The Tottehnam forward completed his two-week quarantine following his return to South Korea, and he is now set to resume training.
Heung-Min Son is required by law as South Korean citizen to carry out national service by his 28th birthday, he was due to serve 21 months ago but earned an exemption after being part of his national team to win the Asian Games in 2018. The service is scheduled to last for the maximum of three weeks after which he will return to England.
Son and Tottenham Hotspurs spied an opportunity with the Premier League suspended indefinitely, meaning the forward can get it out of the way before the resumption of the season. He is expected to return to London in the middle of May. But Son’s time with the Corps is not just a public relations exercise, he will be exposed to tear gas, go on lengthy hikes and be trained how to fire guns during his time on the island.
The South Korea international took permission from the his club side Tottenham Hotspurs some time back to use the coronavirus pandemic lockdown in England to complete his training with his country which is a mandatory assignment for the player. He suffered a broken arm in February and returned home for an operation, with boss Jose Mourinho expecting him out for the rest of the season before the suspension of the league came.