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Son Heung-min reacts to the injury worry following South Korea’s victory



Son Heung-min, a star for Tottenham Hotspur, provided an update on his fitness following a near-accident while playing for South Korea internationally.

<p>Son suffered an injury on international duty for South Korea </p>

In the team’s easy 5-0 victory over Singapore, Son curled home a breathtaking left-footed goal in the South Koreans’ opening World Cup qualifying match.

What’s more worrisome is that he fell down in pain after taking a hard blow to his right knee late in the second half and required medical attention.

While playing the entire game, the South Korean captain downplayed the gravity of the situation in his post-match interview with reporters.

Son remarked, “I can’t give up a game just because I feel pain. We are building a team for the World Cup.” “I have to give the squad my all when I can run, but if I can’t run anymore, there’s nothing I can do about it.

“I am fine now, I don’t like to lie down [on the pitch] in the winter. At that moment [when he went down] I couldn’t feel anything on my foot. I’m fine, no injury.”

He added: “I am not the only one hurting out there. Everyone plays with some bumps and bruises.”

When South Korea plays China on Tuesday in Shenzhen, they hope to earn a spot in the World Cup for the eleventh time in a row.

In the first Asian qualifying match, Singapore adopted a “park the bus” strategy, regularly positioning 10 men behind the ball in Seoul, but the favourites methodically destroyed them over the course of 90 minutes.

Additionally, South Korea’s coach Jurgen Klinsmann was very pleased with Paris Saint-Germain’s playmaker Lee Kang-in’s inventiveness in defeating the minnows.

“When you play teams that play against you very defensively, you need creativity,” Klinsmann told reporters, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

“You need players that can cross the balls in, you need runs into the box, you need fast passing, high tempo and getting balls if possible behind the backline if there’s a little bit of space.

“Kang-in can play these balls. He can score himself. The growth of Kang-in over the last six months is a joy for us as coaches.”

“We coaches try to teach him that it always goes both ways, Luis Enrique at Paris Saint-Germain does the same thing,” Klinsmann said, praising Lee for his ability to step back.