The Son ain’t gonna shine any extra, at least not for Tottenham Hotspur over the subsequent few weeks whereas Son Heung-Min is away captaining South Korea at the 2019 Asian Cup.
“Sonny” has travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the event after Sunday’s 1-Zero defeat to Manchester United at Wembley.
He joins the squad forward of their closing group match in opposition to China on Wednesday, and will effectively miss Spurs’ subsequent 5 matches ought to Korea make it during to the ultimate in Abu Dhabi.
With reference to his favoured shirt quantity for membership and nation, listed below are seven stable reasons why we’re all going to miss Son in his absence.
That wealthy vein of kind
Having taken some time to get going this season, Son has been in fantastic fettle since mid-December having amassed 9 targets and 6 assists in his final 11 appearances at membership degree.
Spurs have to be galled to suppose that their man may be persevering with his spectacular scorching streak out within the UAE moderately than the Premier League however then, he IS principally the king of Asian soccer.
Sonny has been named ‘Greatest Footballer in Asia’ for the fourth time. #COYS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 5, 2019
All these candy, candy fantasy soccer factors
Provided that kind, it is no shock that Son has been a fantasy goldmine in latest weeks, scoring 113.7 factors in ESPN Fantasy Soccer over his previous 5 Premier League video games.
What’s extra, he is listed as a midfielder (regardless of clearly taking part in as a ahead for a few years), so you’ll be able to embrace him in your aspect and nonetheless decide two forwards.
His impeccable manners
Having already missed a bit of the 2018-19 home marketing campaign due to worldwide commitments — ie, main South Korea to gold at the Asian Video games — Son felt it crucial to apologise to nearly everyone as soon as it was confirmed he’d be departing the camp once more.
“After all I really feel very sorry as a result of I miss already in September,” Son mentioned after scoring in a victory over Cardiff Metropolis on New Yr’s Day.
“I really feel sorry for my teammates, the followers and the teaching employees. It is troublesome. Generally you suppose it’s kind of unhappy, however it is usually vital for my nation.”
It is okay, Sonny. On behalf of all mankind, we forgive you. Now go and do what you will have to do.
Mates. 🤜🤛#COYS pic.twitter.com/upZRaxdBTH
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 10, 2019
His loyal followers
Not many gamers can say they’ve obtained a particular beret-clad placard tribute at Wembley, can they?
Social media superiority
“The title’s Son… Heung-Min, Son.”
Significantly, what different footballer what would announce an endorsement deal (for a product they clearly will barely use) by vowing “I will strive my finest” for his or her new sponsor?
We’ll positively miss this imperious degree of Instagram gold.
Some love them, some detest them, however the intricate handshake routines that Son has choreographed with Dele Alli have turn out to be a staple at Spurs over the past 12 months or so.
[email protected]_Alli and Son Heung-Min have mastered the artwork of the handshake.
Completely satisfied #NationalHandshakeDay! pic.twitter.com/88Pk9sfNqN
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) 29 June 2017
That successful smile
No matter who scores for Spurs — be it him or one among his teammates — no one ever seems extra positively overjoyed at the sight of the ball rippling the opposing internet than Son Heung-Min.
That is an proven fact over which we’re singularly unwilling to argue.
If South Korea attain the Asian Cup closing on Feb. 1, Son will not function again in English soccer till, at the earliest, Tottenham’s house recreation in opposition to Leicester on Feb. 10, or even perhaps the Champions League round-of-16 first leg in opposition to Dortmund at Wembley three days later. That is lower than a month to wait, if it is any consolation.