Although he still has to wear a mask, Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham Hotspur) could not hide his discomfort with the mask.
British media Evening Standard reported on the 6th (Korean time) that the reason Son Heung-min endured discomfort and still wore a mask was his parents’ concerns.
Son Heung-min suffered an orbital fracture after colliding with the opponent’s defense in the final match of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage against Marseille in November.
Son Heung-min went into surgery right away and focused on his recovery to compete in his third World Cup, the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Although he failed to set the record for scoring in three consecutive tournaments, he helped Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton)’s winning goal in the third match against Portugal, becoming an offensive point in three consecutive tournaments and leading Korea to advance to the World Cup round of 16 for the first time in 12 years.
Son Heung-min, who wore a mask even after returning to Tottenham after the World Cup, restarted his score in the 19th round of the Premier League against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on the 5th.
Heung-Min Son, who threw his mask and roared, made his second scoring game of the season after his hat-trick against Leicester City last September and scored his fourth goal in the league.
Son Heung-min said through the media, “There is definitely a difference between wearing and not wearing a mask. My vision is still good, but when the ball approaches, it bothers me. I can’t check the ball because of the mask. It’s not completely annoying, but it’s not in the best condition.” said.
“I was really frustrated at the Aston Villa match. 메이저사이트 When I received the ball, the ball suddenly disappeared. I couldn’t see it and I was really angry,” he said, revealing the behind-the-scenes story about the Aston Villa defeat.
Son Heung-min said, “If I were alone, I would run without a mask, but my parents, family, and friends watching in Korea are all worried. If someone hits me again, it’s dangerous.”
He continued, “My parents didn’t say that I had to wear a mask, but at dinner after the Villa war, my parents asked, ‘Why are you wearing a mask?'”
At the time of the Villa match, Son Heung-min surprised everyone by throwing the mask towards the touchline in the middle of the first half, as if the mask was annoying. Parents couldn’t help but be surprised.
Son Heung-min said, “As expected, my parents were worried. Physio and the medical team said after the Villa match, ‘It’s your decision, but we still recommend wearing a mask.’
However, Son Heung-min cannot wear a mask throughout his career. When asked how long he should wear the mask, he said, “We’ll have to wait and see.”