Son Heung-min endured ‘longest six minutes’ before South Korea advanced
South Korea’s midfielder #07 Son Heung-min celebrates his team’s victory during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football ...
...match between South Korea and Portugal at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 2, 2022.
DOHA—- Son Heung-min described South Korea’s agonizing wait for confirmation of their place in World Cup knockout rounds ...
...“the longest six minutes of my life” after their 2-1 win over Portugal on Friday saw them advance to the last 16.
The Korean captain set up Hwang Hee-chan to score a 91st minute winner against Fernando Santos’ side and leave the Taeguk ...
...Warriors hoping Uruguay would be unable to add to their two-goal lead over Ghana in the other Group H match.
Another goal would have taken Uruguay into the last 16 at Korea’s expense on goal-difference and the squad huddled together ...
...on the Education City Stadium pitch watching on digital devices as the South Americans ultimately fell short.
“It was the longest six minutes of my life, but in the circle we were really positive,” said Son, who will be playing in the World Cup knockout rounds for the first time in his career.
“I said: if Uruguay score one more goal, I’m very proud of this team and very happy that you gave it everything and we will see what’s going to happen.
Son scored deep into injury time in that game in Kazan only for the win to be academic, with Korea failing to progress ...
...as Mexico’s 3-0 loss against Sweden took both nations through at the expense of the Shin Tae-yong coached side.
“We were waiting for another result but I didn’t even think about four years ago because I was so happy and I was so proud at this moment.”
“We spend more time than with friends and family,” he said.
“In the camp the guys are already here more than a month.
“They gave everything on the bench and support us and that makes a huge difference, to be one team than going in different ways.
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