[스포츠]’Mask Fighting Spirit’ Heung-min’s son… the captain who showed the dignity of the ace

Son Heung-min underwent surgery for a facial fracture early last month
Entering Qatar with a custom-made mask
3 full-time qualifiers… Crucial assist against Portugal

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Son Heung-min of the national football team played full-time in all four games while wearing a mask despite a serious injury with a broken facial bone.

The captain’s words, ‘If there is only a 1% chance, I will run’ became the trigger for the fighting spirit that led the national team.

Reporter Heo Jae-win reports from Qatar.


Son Heung-min underwent surgery after severely fracturing his face three weeks before the first match of the World Cup, against Uruguay.

He said he needed at least two months of recovery, but set foot in Qatar wearing a custom-made black mask.

[손흥민 / 축구대표팀 주장 : 잘 왔으니까 몸 잘 만들어서 선수들하고 잊지 못할 월드컵을 만들고 돌아가고 싶습니다.]

With a face still swelling, Son Heung-min awakened the fighting spirit of the Taegeuk warriors from the first day of training.

[손흥민 / 축구대표팀 주장 : 저한테 진짜 1%보다도 조금 더 낮은 가능성이 있다면 그것만 보고 달려갈 것 같습니다.]

He suffered from intense defending throughout the game and his mask obscured his vision, but played quietly at full-time in all three group games.

In the match against Portugal, after running for several tens of meters, he gave a decisive pass to Hwang Hee-chan, leading him to advance to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years.

Hot tears streamed down his face as he knelt on the ground and removed his mask.

[손흥민 / 축구대표팀 주장 : 저희 아직 끝난 거 아니고 저희가 더 가야 할 길이 있기 때문에 저희가 최선을 다하겠습니다. 감사합니다.]

Son Heung-min burned everything until the last moment, playing full time until the match against the strongest Brazil.

The BBC said that Son Heung-min, who holds the record for the most goals in an A game by a Korean player, is like a superhero who goes beyond football in Korea, and carries hope nation.

Captain Son Heung-min, who showed the dignity of an ace with his whole body, is now returning to his daily routine, promising the World Cup in North and Central America four years later.

This is YTN Heo Jae-win from Doha, Qatar.

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