In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Korean footballer, Son Heung-MinHe had the excellent idea of doing compulsory military service, as required by the law of his country.
Despite the fact that the Tottenham footballer was exempted from full service, after winning the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, have to complete four weeks of compulsory military training. It will begin this month, taking advantage of the break in English football due to the coronavirus crisis.
Are will be assigned to the Jeju Island Naval Base, where there is the Hallasan volcano.
According to the South Korean portal Naver, one of the first things Son will have to do is shave his hair. The hair is kept in sealed bags so that, in case the soldier dies, it can be sent to the family.
Regarding training, Son will face intense physical exercises, including hand-to-hand combat, learning to use weapons, crawling under barbed wire, as well as marches of up to seven kilometers carrying more than 24 kilos.
These situations may not be the most ideal for Son, who is recovering from a shoulder injury that required surgery and who had kept him away from the playing fields since before English football stopped.