Posted on 09/11/2022 1:08 PM
(Credit: Adrian DENNIS/AFP)
London, United Kingdom- South Korean striker Son Heung-min, from Tottenham, announced on Wednesday (09/11) via his Instagram account that he will participate in the 2022 World Cup, which begins in two weeks, despite suffering a facial fracture last week, against Olympique de Marseille, in the League Europe champions.
“Playing for your country in the World Cup is the dream of many boys, as it was mine. I wouldn’t miss anything in the world. I’m really looking forward to representing our beautiful country. See you later,” the player wrote in a message thanking the fans for the support they received after his injury.
Son underwent surgery late last week to “fix a fracture around his left eye” due to a collision with Olympique Chancelle defender Mbemba in Tottenham’s 2-1 win in France.
His participation in the World Cup seemed uncertain, despite the precedent of Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, who suffered the same injury shortly before the 2021 European Championship and was able to play it from the second match.
The captain of the South Korean national team, for which he has already played 106 matches and scored 35 goals, Son is a true role model for his country, which led to victory at the 2018 Asian Games.
However, the South Korean will not play again with Tottenham, who will face Nottingham Forest on Wednesday in the English League Cup and at the weekend face Leeds in the English Premier League, before releasing his players.
South Korea participates in Group H of the World Cup and starts on November 24 against Uruguay, before measuring its strength with Ghana and then Portugal.
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