Son Heung-min is probably the one of the few people having an interesting life in the midst of the pandemic.
Since football was halted, most of the people have been confined to their houses. On the other hand, Son left England to join the South Korean Military to complete his mandatory service.
A mandatory 18-month stint in the military is compulsory for every South Korean. The Tottenham Hotspur forward, however, only needs to go through three weeks of basic military training.
The exemption came about due to Son’s gold medal winning-feat alongside the South Korean football team at the 2018 Asian Games.
Failure to win that gold medal would have meant he would have had to sacrifice the peak years of his career for conscription.
With no football currently being played, Son decided that this was the best time to finish his basic military training.
Son looking badass
Recently, a photo emerged which featured Son in full military uniform. He carried a gun on his shoulder as he underwent rifle training.
As a result, Spurs fans called him the most “lethal” forward in the Premier League after seeing the photo. Furthermore, they asked rival defenders to be wary of him, as he could “finish their careers”.