Football: Journey to success was 'so hard' but I'd still do the same, says Spurs star Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min became the most expensive Asian footballer when he joined Tottenham for £22 million (S$40.7 million) in 2015.
Son Heung-min became the most expensive Asian footballer when he joined Tottenham for £22 million (S$40.7 million) in 2015.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - As a young boy, Son Heung-min would practise basic football drills six hours every day with his brother Heung-yun under the watchful eye of their father, former football pro Son Woong-jung.

The Tottenham forward told The Straits Times he was not allowed to have a favourite drill, explaining: "My dad saw what I needed, which was the hardest part for me as this is what I didn't want. But there was no option not to train with this because I knew this was my weakness.

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