Son Heung-min’s father, Son Woong-jeong, “Surgery date pulled as far as possible… Cold compress except for sleeping time”
Korean football star Son Heung-min (Tottenham)’s father, Son Woong-jung, announced the desperate heart of Son Heung-min, who participated in the 2022 Qatar World Cup after overcoming an orbital fracture injury.
tvN ‘You Quiz on the Block (You Quiz)’ invited Son Woong-jung as a guest on the broadcast on the 14th. Part of the interview was released as a trailer on the 12th.
Here, Mr. Son Woong-jeong said, “(Son Heung-min) asked me to advance the date of surgery as much as possible.”
“I wanted to go to the World Cup so much. Isn’t it all a dream of soccer players to wear the Taegeuk mark on their left chest?” ” he added.
Early last month, about three weeks before the opening of the World Cup, Son Heung-min suffered a fracture in his left orbit during the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League match of his team Tottenham.
Four places around his eye were broken. However, showing his strong will to compete in the World Cup, he went to the operating table ahead of schedule and entered his third World Cup.
The swelling from the injury was still there, but Son Heung-min wore a special black protective mask made by the club and hit the ground. He accepted the discomfort, including obstructed vision and dealing with sweat.
Although there was no goal in this tournament, he led the team to advance to the round of 16 with decisive help. He helped Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton)’s come-from-behind goal in the final third match of the Group H group stage against Portugal.
Son Heung-min sprinted about 70m in extra time in the second half when the score was tight 1-1, and then made a sensational pass between three Portuguese defenders, leading to 안전놀이터 Hwang Hee-chan’s goal. With this goal, Korea won 2-1 and advanced to the round of 16 as second place in the group, beating Uruguay and Ghana.
It is Son Heung-min who overcame it with fighting spirit and will despite the advice that he needed to rest for at least one month.
In addition, he showed excellent leadership as the captain of the national team and achieved the achievement of advancing to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Son Heung-min, who returned home with the team on the 7th, attended the Blue House welcome dinner on the 8th, and then spent a short but sweet break and recovery from injury. On the 13th he is due to leave for England.