Returning to South Korea during the coronavirus epidemic and the suspension of the Premier League, the Tottenham Heung-min Son striker would like to take the opportunity to carry out his few weeks of compulsory military service.
A small commando prep before the resumption? Whilst the Premier League has stopped due to the coronavirus epidemic, Tottenham Heung-min Son striker – recovering from broken arm – has been granted clearance to return to Korea from the South until the situation returns to normal.
And according to several local media, the player would like to take advantage of this passage in his country of origin to carry out his few weeks of compulsory military service.
Three weeks with the Navy?
By winning the Asian Games with the national team in 2018, Son had been exempted from classic Korean military service – that is, at least 18 months in service. But it must still make a “light” version of the program.
The Korea Herald explains that the footballer should be entitled to three weeks of basic training with the Marine Corps, from April 20. But that’s not all. After this internship, Son will still have to complete several tens of hours of civic service, for example teaching football to the most disadvantaged. As a reminder, the Premier League is officially suspended until April 30. But the break could last much longer.