Pain will not halt Son Heung-min’s quest to extend China’s ‘Koreaphobia’ | South Korea

Given the injuries at Tottenham, fans were understandably concerned about the sight of Son Heung-min limping around a Seoul pitch late in Thursday’s 2026 World Cup qualifier and then playing on until the end even though South Korea were already 4-0 up against Singapore.

The Spurs and former Australia manager, Ange Postecoglou, knows all about the conflict between club and country – as does South Korea’s coach, Jürgen Klinsmann. Postecoglou is unlikely to be the first Tottenham manager to wish South Korea used Son more sparingly but the player wants to play as much as possible.

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