1/14/2019 5:15:50 PM (GMT+3)

South Korea's Son joins team after Premier League duty

South Korea

DUBAI: South Korea’s star forward Son Heung Min arrived here on Monday to join the national team at the AFC Asian Cup.

The 26-year-old, who has missed his country’s opening two matches, came after playing for club side Tottenham Hotspur in their English Premier League encounter with Manchester United a day earlier.

Son, the AFC International Player of the Year in both 2015 and 2017, is now expected to feature for Korea Republic in their final Group C crucial fixture against China PR at Abu Dhabi’s Al Nahyan Stadium on Wednesday – a game which will decide which of the East Asian powerhouses finishes top of the group.

Without their talismanic player, the Taeguk Warriors, who haven’t won the title after 1960, have beaten the Philippines and Kyrgyz Republic 1-0. (Pic Source: the-afc.com)