Son Heung-min's eye for a goal is well known -- the Tottenham Hotspur star was this week voted to have scored the Premier League goal of the season -- and he's put that 20/20 vision to good use as he completed his military service in South Korea.
(I couldn't not put the goal in there)
It was a stupendous goal. Credit to me for putting aside my hatred for Spurs to say that. Very big of me to admit and not a lot of people will talk about it. Carrying on.
The Spurs forward scored 10 out of 10 on the shooting range as he finished the three-week program top of all 157 trainees and was one of five to receive a prize at the graduation ceremony, according to Korea's Yonhap News Agency.
This just feels unfair.
Don't get me wrong I'm happy for Son that he can just be done with his mandatory military service. Even as a Chelsea fan I can sit here and say he's a world-class soccer player, you'd be an idiot to disagree. So it's just nice that he doesn't have to deal with this anymore and he can get back to his soccer (whenever it may return).
I just don't think it's fair that one person can be so good at two things. Here I am, struggling to do menial life tasks, but people like Son Heung-Min are just out here showboating at this point. It's almost as if soccer wasn't enough for him. Almost like he knew his capabilities could be used in multiple fields and he just went and became a fucking marksman. Just rub it in bro.
Just over two months ago Son had just broken his arm and was out for the season. Now he's a fucking award-winning marksman and will probably be able to return this season, whenever it may resume. One of the great turnarounds of all time I'd argue.
The 27-year-old, who captains his national team, avoided military conscription in 2018 after winning the Asian Games with South Korea, but exempt athletes are still required by law to undertake four weeks of national service, or three weeks with the Marine Corps.
Thankfully Son was able to lead South Korea to an Asian Games trophy back in 2018 otherwise he'd be doing 21 months of service. I don't know how that would've played out in terms of contracts and whatnot but I can only assume it would've been a disaster.
Is it me or is it kind of weird that winning a soccer tournament can exempt you from doing mandatory military time? The two just seem completely unrelated. Apparently, if you win an Olympic Medal or the Asian Games trophy, you're exempt or have to do reduced service. I would literally be training every day to become a world-class athlete if that's the case. I don't know if you've ever seen me or not, but I am NOT cut out for military service and would do most things to avoid it.
I just hope with the Bundesliga starting up behind closed doors soon, the Premier League will as well. The meeting amongst clubs to determine what will happen is May 11th, hoping for the best.