Son reveals why he keeps on throwing his "annoying mask" away
Ever since suffering a fractured eye before the World Cup finals, the South Korean has been wearing a protective face mask. However, the Tottenham star is prepared to take a "risk" by disposing of the mask.
After undergoing surgery for a fracture around his eye, theTottenham
striker starred for Korea in the World Cup with a protective mask. AlthoughHeung-Min Son
kept on wearing the mask after the World Cup break, he admits that he is growing tired of the mask as he disposed of it during the Spurs games against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.
Son toldStandard Sport
“Obviously, it’s not the same as when I play without the mask. My vision is still okay, but when the ball is coming to me, it’s sometimes annoying, because I can’t see the ball because of the mask. It’s not really bothering me, but it’s not the best. Against Villa, I was really frustrated, because I received the ball and then suddenly I lost the ball, because I couldn’t see it. I was just angry.
“If I’m alone, obviously, I would play without the mask, but my parents, my family, my friends watching back in South Korea are all worried.
“Obviously, it’s a risk if someone hits me again. They [my parents] didn’t say you should wear it or whatever, but we were having dinner [after the Villa game] and they said, ‘Um, what happened with the mask?’ Obviously, they’re worried.
“And also the physios and doctors said after the Villa game, ‘It’s your decision, but we recommend you should still be wearing the mask’, because the risk is still high, because it’s just seven weeks since the operation.”
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