Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung-Min Son was left annoyed after what a beIN Sports reporter said to him straight after South Korea’s World Cup exit, writes the TBR.
Son suffered heartbreak at the hands of Brazil yesterday as South Korea were beaten 4-1 in the last-16 of the World Cup.
The Spurs winger had helped his side to a shock victory over Portugal last week which secured their place in the knockout stages.
But they were outclassed by Tite’s side last night and found themselves 4-0 down in the first-half. His Tottenham teammate Richarlison got amongst the goals after a brilliant Brazilian move.
Paik Seung-Ho grabbed a consolation inside the last 15 minutes of the game but South Korea never looked like mounting a comeback. And straight after Son was knocked out of the World Cup, he was left annoyed by a reporter’s question.
The reporter asked on beIN Sports: “Very tough game today but maybe the first-half was not as good as the second-half. What happened to Korea’s national team today compared to the game against Portugal?”
But Son wasn’t happy with the question and insisted that his teammates gave everything against Brazil last night.
“No, we gave everything. Don’t blame us like this. I think it’s the Brazilian, they’re the favourites. Look at their players, if you give them spaces, they score,” he responded.
“I’m so proud of what they’ve done and I don’t want to blame any of our players because they gave everything.”
Son didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet in Qatar but did provide a crucial assist to set-up Hwang Hee-Chan in the 2-1 win over Portugal.
The 30-year-old nearly opened his account at the tournament yesterday but was denied by a brilliant save from Liverpool shot stopper Alisson Becker.
Son will be disappointed to exit the World Cup after such a heavy defeat but South Korea did brilliantly to get through a tough group. Paulo Bento’s men managed to pip the likes of Ghana and Uruguay to a spot in the last-16.
The Spurs star is now likely to be heading back to north London and will have to focus on helping Antonio Conte’s side produce a strong second-half of the campaign.