On the eve of the Olympics, Son Heung-min is after victory for South Korea but he’s sorry to miss the start of Spurs’ season.
The 24-year-old was picked as an overage player for the Olympics – each country is allowed three players over 23 years-old – and he has joined his South Korea international team-mates in Brazil.
If South Korea go all the way to the final, which is on August 20, he would miss the opening two games of the season against Everton and Crystal Palace and he has apologised to his team-mates at White Hart Lane.
“First of all, I’m sorry for the team because I’m going to miss the first game of the season,” Son told Spurs’ official website. “I’ve had a very good time in the first four weeks of preseason with the team, the gaffer and the coaching staff.
“Now I’m excited to go to Rio and to play for South Korea. This is very special for me, my first time at the Olympics.”
South Korea’s first game is against Fiji on Thursday.”