South Korea Captain Song Heung Min is currently recovering from facial surgery and confirmed he will play in the upcoming FIFA World Cup with a protective mask.
The Tottenham Hotspur forward thanked his fans for their support in an English message posted on his Instagram account.
Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you all for the messages of support I have received over the last week. I have read so many of them and truly, truly appreciate you all. In a tough time, I received a lot of strength from you! Playing for your country at the World Cup is the dream of so many children growing up, just as it was one of mine too. I won’t miss this for the world. I can’t wait to represent our beautiful country, see you soon. Sonny🇰🇷❤️
— Song Heung Min
The fans have been cheering him on throughout his injury sustained after colliding with an opponent during a UEFA Champions League match on November 1. Son had to undergo surgery for four fractures in his left eye socket last November 4.
Son will now prepare for South Korea’s first Group H match against Uruguay scheduled for November 24 in Qatar. Son is the reigning Premier League Golden Boot winner, and leads all active South Korean internationals with thirty-five goals in 104 matches
South Korea Head Coach Paulo Bento will be announcing his 26-man World Cup squad.
After Uruguay, South Korea will be pitted against Ghana on November 28 and Portugal on December 2.