Son Heung-min provides a rare World Cup fitness boost by announcing he WILL be going to Qatar… despite the South Korea captain being forced off with a fractured cheekbone in Spurs’ Champions League win over Marseille
- Son Heung-Min says he will feature at the 2022 World Cup despite his injury
- The 30-year-old forward suffered a fractured orbital in Spurs’ win over Marseille
- But, the South Korea captain says he wouldn’t miss the tournament for the world
- Son said that he wouldn’t let the injury get in the way of his ‘childhood dream’
- Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates
Son Heung-Min has taken to social media to say he will be at the 2022 World Cup and dismiss claims he will miss the tournament due to his fractured cheekbone.
Son fractured the orbital bone in his face during the first-half of Tottenham’s Champions League game against Marseille on November 1.
He clashed heads with defender Chancel Mbemba and was forced off injured. As a result, questions were raised over whether Son would be fit for the World Cup.
Son Heung-Min has taken to Instagram to say he will represent South Korea at the World Cup
The 30-year-old forward suffered a fractured orbital in Tottenham’s win over Marseille
However, Son has dismissed claims he could miss the upcoming tournament due to the injury. He said playing in the showpiece event was a ‘childhood dream’ of his and that he wouldn’t ‘miss it for the world’.
Son took to Instagram to share the following message: ‘Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you all for the messages of support I have received over the last week.
‘I have read so many of them and truly, truly appreciate you all. In a touch time I received a lot of strength from you!
Son published the following statement on his social media account on Wednesday (above)
The news will come as a boost to the South Korea fans who were worried he would be out
‘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 this for the world. I can’t wait to represent our beautiful country. See you soon. Sonny’.
The former Bayern Leverkusen forward has been an integral member of the South Korean national team ever since making his international debut in 2010.
The Tottenham forward has amassed 104 caps for his country and has scored 35 goals
Since then, Son has amassed 104 caps for his country and has scored 35 goals including seven in the nation’s qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup.
The Tigers of Asia are currently ranked 28th in the FIFA rankings and will begin their World Cup campaign when they face two-time winners of the competition Uruguay on the 24th of November.
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