The South Korean striker will soon start a four-week compulsory training camp at his home, but there had been concern that fans would be violating coronavirus measures to get a glimpse of the star in action.
People’s gatherings still banned in South Korea despite the country’s impressive history of identifying coronavirus cases, and Son urged fans and journalists to stay away while he carries out its functions.
“As the large rallies have been discouraged by the COVID-19 virus and we are working to comply with government policy, we will not be opening this event to the public,” said a statement on its Facebook page, via Sky Sports.
“This decision is made to ensure the safety of fans and journalists and to avoid any dangerous situation.
” Thank you for your understanding. Heung Min Son is looking forward to completing his military service and doing his best at the training center. “
Son is currently recovering from a broken arm he suffered during Tottenham’s victory over Aston Villa in February, and would therefore have been absent even if the Spurs played games.
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A Marine Corps official recently told Reuters what the attacker could hope to do while on duty.
“Once you’re in the military, you should be able to shoot a gun, breathe gas and participate in a battle, roll and crawl on the ground,” he said.
“During the walk, our regular recruits from the Marine Corps would bring 40 kg of equipment, but it could be much lighter for alternative trainees depending on the program. “