Tottenham Hotspur’s attacking ambition, Son Heung-min, to win a gold medal to avoid military service that could threaten his career almost failed during the thrilling match against Uzbekistan, Monday (27/8).
The points for the South Korean soccer team were already behind with 15 minutes remaining before Hwang Ui-jo scored a hat-trick which resulted in extra time. Hwang Ui-jo’s late penalty kick was enough to bring Korea through.
South Korea won 4-3 over Uzbekistan yesterday.
I didn’t see when he scored but I’m proud of him,” said the captain of the South Korean team, looking relieved. [vp/ft]