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Son Heung-min ‘devastated’ after South Korea Asian Cup exit

South Korea captain Son Heung-min has apologised to their fans after they crashed out of the Asian Cup following defeat to Jordan.

Two-time Asian cup champion South Korea was aiming to win its first trophy since 1960, but suffered a 2-0 defeat against Jordan in the semi-final on Tuesday.

Yazan Al-Naimat and Musa Al-Taamari scored second-half goals at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium to send Jordan to the final.

After the match, Tottenham star Son Heung-min admitted he is “devastated” by the result.

“I don’t know what to say really,” said Son. “I am so sorry. The players did their best.

I’m very sorry that the game is ended like this by mistakes. The fans showed us great support, I’m sorry we could not deliver as our fans expected.

“I’ll try harder so that the national team can grow further in the future. Again, I’m very sorry

“It’s very disappointing. I’m devastated about this result. Jordan are having an amazing journey this tournament. It’s incredible. They deserve it. They were fighting until the end.

“I have no regrets. I was giving everything to be honest. It was a really tough competition.”

Son now will return to Tottenham squad, but it remains to be seen whether he will be available for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Brighton.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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