South Korea needed to beat Mexico to have any hope of advancing out of their World Cup group in Russia today in Rostov. They didn’t quite get it done, dropping a 2-1 decision.
That’s sad, but we at least got one HELL of a goal from Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min that we can hang our hats on. Take a look at this GOLAZO from Sonny in injury time:
#MundialTelemundo Heung-Min Son marca un golazo para #KOR pero no fue suficiente para evitar la derrota ante #MEX pic.twitter.com/0nxnN1CW4U— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) June 23, 2018
Holy smokes! That goal is AMAZING and is clearly good enough on his own to exempt him from his country’s mandatory military service, right? RIGHT?
Alas, that wasn’t enough to get Korea through to the next round, and in the process the loss absolutely DESTROYED Sonny, who broke down crying in the tunnel after the match and was consoled by none other than South Korean president Moon Jae-in.
문대통령 만나자 눈물 쏟아진 손흥민.JPG— 한국일보 (@hankookilbo) June 23, 2018
문재인 대통령이 조금 전(24일) 러시아 로스토프 아레나에서 열린 2018 러시아 월드컵 F조 조별리그 2차전 대한민국과 멕시코의 경기를 관람한 뒤 아쉽게 패한 한국대표팀 라커룸을 찾아 울먹이며 들어오는 손흥민 선수를 격려했습니다. (연합) pic.twitter.com/3zuG24Ij77
“The son of the moon, the man who poured out tears. The president of JPG Moon Jae-in (24) held at the Russian Rostov arena in Russia, 2018 Russia World Cup F trillion Star League the second round of the Republic of Korea and Mexico after watching a match, defeated the Korean national team locker room and encouraged the player to come in and cry.”
There’s probably a better translation than that, which came from Google, but I don’t care, that’s poetry.
If you can’t look at those photos of Sonny breaking down and have your feelings feel things deeply, then you are a monster. Just look at this photo!
I vote we establish a Kickstarter campaign to fly someone over to Russia right now to give Sonny a hug. Lots of hugs. Infinite hugs from now until the start of the Asian Games. Sonny is sad and I will not be satisfied until we see smiley, happy Sonny again.