Son Heung-min ready for Asian Games glory with South Korea
Son arrived in Bandung on Monday to join up with the rest of the South Korean Under-23 team, who will begin their Asian Games campaign on Wednesday against Bahrain.
The 26-year-old will be one of three overage members of the side as he looks to avoid his mandatory national service commitments, with Olympic or Asian Games gold medal-winning players gaining automatic exemption.
The fact that he is widely regarded as Asia’s best player at the moment means there will be no shortage of eyes on him in Indonesia, although the player is more than happy to be leading Korea Republic’s charge.
“On my flight to Indonesia, I thought a lot about the Asian Games,” said Son, according to the Asian Football Confederation’s official website.
“I feel more responsibility as a wild card (overage) member and I have to play a good game.
“I have to get friendly with other younger team-mates… I’ll approach them first and will give them some advice.
“It’s my job to help my team-mates to play their best game.”
Son has already shown he has what it takes to shine on the biggest of stages having scored two goals earlier in the summer at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, including one which sealed a monumental 2-0 triumph over 2014 champions Germany.