Tottenham’s Son Heung-min reveals why he broke down after Mexico

South Korea 1 – Mexico 2

For South Korea, their 2018 World Cup dream looked to be over.

The Koreans were beaten 1-0 by Sweden in their opening match in Russia.

On Saturday, against Mexico, the Koreans lost again in a 2-1 defeat.

A Carlos Vela penalty put Mexico ahead midway through the first half. West Ham’s Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal to double the lead in the 66th.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min scored South Korea’s first goal at this World Cup with a stunning strike at the end of the game.

Thanks to Germany’s late win over Sweden, all is not completely lost for South Korea, but in truth they would need a dramatic win over the world champions and that just does not look likely.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min broke down after Mexico

After the match a series of images revealed how Tottenham’s Son Heung-min broke down after the Mexico game.

The Spurs star couldn’t hold back the tears after the match ended.

Son started to well-up during a post match interview on Korean TV.

After that the Tottenham star continued to cry as he made his way back to the locker room.

So why did Son burst out in tears?

After the match the Tottenham star talked about his emotions in the mixed zone.

Is Son going to the army?

Will Tottenham now lose Son Heung-min for two years?

It’s been widely documented for several years that Son, like every South Korean, faces conscription to the Korean army.

Military service in Korea is mandatory. All Korean men must enlist in the army before the age of 28. Son turns 26 on July 8.

Many have been hoping that Son will receive an exception from military service because of his sporting achievements.

But after South Korea’s World Cup exit, it’s unclear whether the Spurs star will receive such dispensation.

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