South Korea's Son set for a quick turnaround for World Cup

AP
Published 11:37 p.m. ET May 15, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Son Heung-min had a long, tough season with Tottenham in the Premier League, needing painkillers to get through the last few games.

He hasn’t got much to recover ahead of the World Cup, but that’s not bothering him at all.

The South Korea star can’t wait to get to Russia and get a chance to renew acquaintances with Germany.

Son enjoyed a successful season in England, scoring 18 goals for Tottenham, although he admitted that he was tired as he arrived back in Seoul.

“I really played a lot this season, but luckily I had no big injuries and gained some experience,” he told reporters in the South Korean capital. “I did take painkillers for the last six weeks to play in matches, but there aren’t footballers who are free from injury. I’ll take some rest this week, and I’ll be fine.”

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