Son Heung-min seeking gold with one eye on Spurs progress

Posted September 03, 2018

South Korea's unlikely run to the last four during the World Cup it co-hosted with Japan had millions of fans pouring onto the streets in cities across the country to celebrate victories.

Son has been given leave from his English Premier League club to take part in Indonesia as one of three overage players that each team is allowed. South Korea once again proved they are the powerhouse of archery, . wrapping up the archery competition with three more gold medals on Tuesday.

Any South Korean athletes who win Olympic medals or Asian Games titles are exempt from the usual mandatory military service.

'But we dominated it and deserved to win.

South Korea soccer coach Kim Hak-bom wants his players to rein in their aggression against Japan in order to retain the Asian Games gold in Saturday's men's final.

KOREA REPUBLIC: Cho Hyun-woo, Kim Moon-hwan, Cho Yu-min, Kim Min-jae, Kim Jin-ya, Kim Jung-min, Lee Jin-hyun, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Seung-woo (Hwang Hyun-soo 85'), Son Heung-min (Lee Si-young 72'), Hwang Ui-jo (Na Sang-ho 59').

However, the source said it was not impossible that it could happen, with the 2002 World Cup providing a precedent. He's got to the final so far.

Son said neither he nor his team mates felt any pressure.

"We are very close to gold now", said the 26-year-old. We fight for that.

"My wish is for PSC to focus on developing our national team and national pool because I know we can do better than what we have achieve this time".

The defeat broke the hearts of hundreds of Vietnamese who thronged the Pakansari Stadium blowing vuvuzela, playing cymbals and waving flags.

HanoiRedtours said that the price for a one-day tour to Indonesia to watch Vietnam's semifinal match went up $43 to $683 per person, while those for the final match on September 1 have to pay $812, up $86 against the earlier listed price.

The London team were quick to congratulate their South Korean ace on his team's win on Wednesday. "That's why even though we had to cross such a distance, are exhausted and had to pay a lot of money, we are here today".