Say this for Son Heung-Min: say he scores impressive goals. Sonny saved Korea’s bacon midway through the second half in their Olympic group stage match against Germany in Salvador. Just moments after Germany scored to put them up 2-1 over the Taeguek Warriors, Sonny latched onto a one-two ball off of a goal kick, got past a defender, nutmegged the keeper, and leveled the score again.
Son’s out, guns out! It’s Son’s second goal of the tournament - he scored from the penalty spot against Fiji.
Sonny started the match today, something he didn’t do in South Korea’s opening match, an 8-0 drubbing of Fiji. He looked pretty good today against much better competition. A win against the Germans gives South Korea six points and assures progression to the quarterfinals of the Olympic football tournament in Rio.
Naturally, moments after Sonny scored the American commentators brought up the rumors that have circulated about him being sold. Thanks, guys. Stop reading Matt Law.