Tottenham Hotspur’s attacker Son Heung-min opened up on his thoughts on marriage during his football career.
Son Heung-Min has established himself as one of the key members of Tottenham Hotspur, ever since joining the side in 2015.
The South Korean attacker has scored 11 goals in the Premier League season so far, and 16 across all competitions for the Spurs.
Besides, he also led the national team to a successful campaign in the Asian Games last year.
The attacker sat for a detailed chat with English media house The Guardian earlier this week, and opened up on his personal life. In a brilliant interview, he also talked about his plans for marriage and gave a rather interesting answer.
Son Heung-min’s thoughts on marriage:
The Tottenham Hotspur forward stated that he has no plans on marriage, at least until he is in the prime of his footballing career.
He explained his father’s advice on starting a family.
“My father says this and I agree, as well,” Son began.
“When you marry, the number one will be family, wife and kids, and then football. I want to make sure that while I play at the top level, football can be number one.
“You don’t know how long you can play at the top level.
“When you retire, or when you are 33 or 34, you can still have a long life with your family.”
Son’s humble personality has made him a fan favourite at both, Tottenham Hotspur and the South Korean national team.
“Do I feel like an ambassador for my country? Of course, I have to be,” Son said.
“Another example: when we play at 3pm, it’s midnight in Korea. When we play in the Champions League at 8pm, it’s five in the morning and they still watch on TV. I have to pay back; I take a lot of responsibility.”
How Twitter reacted..
🗣 Heung Min Son on not getting married during his career: “My father says this & I agree. When you marry, family will be number one. Wife & kids – then football. I want to make sure that while I play at the top level, football is number one”
Cheers future Son’s crying. Nice one pic.twitter.com/uOJSNb0N5n
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) March 8, 2019
— David Hytner (@DaveHytner) March 8, 2019
BREAKING | Tottenham Hotspur attacker Heung Min Son has won the ‘Player Of The Year’ at the London Football Awards this evening.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) February 28, 2019
“My father says I shouldn’t marry until I retire and I agree.”
– Son Heung Min –
— The Godfather™ (@gideorlah) March 9, 2019
Son Heung-min and Tottenham Hotspur will return to action later tonight in the Premier League, as they take on Southampton. The side is currently at 3rd in the Premier League table.