The back story that Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham Hotspur) advanced the date of orbital fracture surgery as much as possible to participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar was revealed.

Son Heung-min’s father, Son Woong-jeong, said in the trailer for tvN’s ‘You Quiz on the Block (You Quiz)’ released on the 12th, “(Son Heung-min) asked me to move up the surgery date as much as possible.”

He continued, “(Son Heung-min) took a cold pack outside of sleeping time. So the swelling went down a little faster,” he said.

Mr. Son said, “(Son Heung-min) wanted to play the World Cup game so much. I also told Heung-min that (the World Cup) is an honorable occasion, that the people expect it, and that the fans want it.” 토토

Son Heung-min suffered an orbital fracture in which the bone around his left eye was broken after a strong collision with an opponent while playing a European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) match for his team about 15 days before the opening of the World Cup in Qatar.

The medical community predicted that it would take more than a month to recover, and the dominant observation was that it would be difficult to participate in the World Cup.

However, Son Heung-min wore a protective face mask and joined the national team, wearing the captain’s armband and digesting all games full-time. In particular, in the match against Portugal, which was the last game of the group stage, he succeeded in passing the ‘kill pass’ through the defenders in the second half of the extra time and handed the ball to Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) to lead the come-from-behind goal.

Thanks to Son Heung-min’s performance, Korea succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Son Heung-min will leave for London, England on the 13th to return to Tottenham, his team, after completing the World Cup schedule that lasted for about 3 weeks, ending with a luncheon between the national team and President Yoon Seok-yeol and his wife at the Blue House guesthouse on the 8th.

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