Son Heung-min to leave football after retirement

By Na Jeong-ju Posted : March 18, 2024, 16:45 Updated : March 19, 2024, 08:17
SEOUL --South Korean football star Son Heung-min has revealed a plan to step away from the football world after retiring.

"While I love and enjoy football," Son said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar Korea, published March 18, "I don't have the ability to teach others. It's the moment when I actually kick the ball myself that I truly cherish."
Harpers Bazzar Koreas April edition published March 18
Harper's Bazzar Korea's April edition published March 18

Son's decision to forgo a football-related career after retirement may disappoint some fans, but his resolve seems firm. He plans to remain close to the sport, albeit as a supporter, not in a coaching or managerial capacity.

The 32-year-old Tottenham Hotspur captain, who also serves as a global ambassador for Burberry, revealed these plans following a photoshoot during the 2024 F/W London Fashion Week.

"This feeling is permanent," Son said. "It's a promise I made to myself, a decision I've already solidified."
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