Why is Son Heung-min wearing a mask at the World Cup 2022?

Son Heung-min is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the South Korea national team.

South Korean superstar Son Heung-min will wear a mask during the winter World Cup, but not to conceal his identity.

Tottenham Hotspur’s star was almost ruled out of the massive Qatar tournament before confirming he wouldn’t miss it ‘for the world’.

Why is Son Heung-min wearing a mask at the World Cup 2022?

Why is Son Heung-min wearing a mask?

Son Heung-min is wearing a protective mask following a fractured eye socket he sustained in a Champions League win a couple of weeks ago.

The Spurs star collided with Marseille defender Chancel Mbemba’s shoulder.

As a result, Son required immediate attention before leaving the field early and requiring surgery a few days later.

Fortunately for the South Korean captain, the surgery went well, and he was called up to the Asian giants’ World Cup squad.

Why is Son Heung-min wearing a mask at the World Cup 2022?

What exactly has Son Heung-min said?

The Tottenham forward revealed how honoured he is to play for his country and that it will take a lot more than a fractured eye socket for him to miss the World Cup.

Son said: “Playing for your country at the World Cup is the dream of so many children growing up, just as it was one of mine too.

“I won’t [miss] this for the world. I can’t wai to represent our beautiful country. See you soon. Sonny.”

 

source:nsemwokrom.com