Son Heung Min has been one of the most influential players Tottenham currently have. His dedication towards the game boils down to him not settling down in life.
Tottenham have had an exceptional season come to an end as they lost their Champions League final to Liverpool. But the club making it to a final defying all odds after literally spending nothing last summer is something they should be proud off.
Apart from the team itself, one player that can keep his head held up high after this season will be Heung Min Son. The Korean stepped up his game in the second half of the campaign and even in the absence of Kane scored crucial goals to take his side to the finals.
When asked about his success at the highest level and what keeps him going daily, Son credits it towards him not settling down. In fact he has been advised by his father to not get married before retiring from the game.
Son himself feels that it wouldn’t be a problem as starting a family life at mid 30s wouldn’t be too late and they would still have plenty of years left. He also feels that this decision is currently letting him keep full focus on his career.
“My father says this and I agree, as well. When you marry, the number one will be family, wife and kids, and then football. I want to make sure that while I play at the top level, football can be number one,” said Son.
“You don’t know how long you can play at the top level. When you retire, or when you are 33 or 34, you can still have a long life with your family.”
“I just want to make sure I make everyone happy by playing at the top level. For example, when I play for Spurs at Wembley, how many Korean flags do you see? I want to keep my level as high as possible for as long as I can, to pay back to them. This is very important for me.”