Son thanks Tottenham for helping him avoid military duty

Son thanks Tottenham for helping him avoid military duty

Lee had earlier helped Team Korea win the team pursuit gold medal along with Na Ah-reum, the only South Korean at this year's Asiad to win three gold medals. "I think we deserved to win".

He could have earned exemption at the 2014 Asian Games when South Korea won gold, but Bayer Leverkusen - his club at the time - refused to let him join up with his country.

Another assist from a free kick would put the Koreans up 2-0, Son finding Hwang Hee-Chan who headed home superbly.

"I think we did really good [.] I am really proud of my teammates", Son said.

The Asian Games is actually an Under-23 tournament, but Son captained the team as one of Korea's three permitted "senior" players.

South Korea is still technically at war with its neighbour North Korea and all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 have been required to perform 21 months of compulsory military service since 1957.

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And as you might expect, the win went down especially well with Spurs fans who were dreading losing the dynamic player who has become such a favourite in recent years.

Korea's captain Son Heung-min almost opened the scoring seconds into extra time when he took advantage of an error by Japan's Teruki Hara who lost ball possession in his own defense.

South Korea opened the scoring, before netting another goal.

"I've got the gold medal around my neck but it really belongs to the Korean people", he said. "I'll continue to work hard for Tottenham when I return".

Iran won the 2018 Asian games without losing a single set, as they also beat Mongolia, Pakistan, China and Qatar in straight sets.

His tears after South Korea's quarter-final defeat by Honduras at the 2016 Rio Olympics moved a nation, and thousands offered to do double their own military service in an online petition if Son could be pardoned. "They showed real spirit and can be proud of themselves".

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