Son Heung min reveal the reasons for wearing a protective mask. Star Tottenham Hotspur he did it because his parents told him to.
The son has started wearing a protective mask since November 2022. The South Korean player wore it after an operation for an eye injury while defending Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.
The mask remained attached to Son’s face when the player appeared at the 2022 World Cup. He wore it again after returning to Tottenham Hotspur.
Son Heung min he admitted that he felt uncomfortable wearing a mask in the field. The 30-year-old midfielder had difficulty seeing the ball as his vision was blocked by a mask.
Even so, Son continued to wear a protective mask because his parents asked him to. Son’s parents even scolded them when their son threw his mask when Tottenham Hotspur defeated Aston Villa in the new year 2023.
Son Heung-min wearing a face mask against Aston Villa. (Photo: Getty Images/Chris Brunskill/Imaginative)
“My vision is fine, but when the ball comes at me, it bothers me sometimes, because I can’t see the ball because of the mask. It doesn’t bother me too much, but it’s not the best,” said Son. quoted from The sun.
“Against Villa I was really frustrated, because I received the ball and suddenly I lost the ball, because I couldn’t see it. I could only be angry,” he continued.
“If I were alone I would obviously play without a mask, but my parents, my family, my friends who are watching in South Korea are all concerned. Obviously, it’s a risk if someone hurts me again.”
“I’m [orang tua saya] not saying I should wear them or anything, but we were having dinner [setelah pertandingan Villa] and they said, ‘Um, what happened to the mask? Of course they are concerned.”
“The physiotherapist and the doctor said after the match against Villa: ‘This is your decision, but we advise you to keep the mask on’, because the risk is still high, because only seven weeks have passed since the operation. Son Heung min She said.