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Son: Korea Republic are looking to achieve even bigger things


Thursday, January 17, 2019
Korea Republic's Son Heung-min greets a young fan after the match against China PR.

Abu Dhabi: Son Heung-min has declared that Korea Republic are not about to rest on their laurels following a perfect group stage campaign at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.


Having already qualified for the Round of 16, Wednesday’s 2-0 win over regional rivals China PR made it three wins from three for Paulo Bento’s charges as they claimed pole position in Group C without conceding a goal.

Despite his side’s flying start, Son, who only joined the squad earlier this week, is adamant that the two-time champions of Asia remain determined to improve even further.

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“Getting another clean sheet is really great, and the players paid a lot of attention to achieving just that,” he said.

“I want to thank my teammates so much for the performance. Although, I think it's important to prepare well for a better game in the future.

“Our team didn't just come for this game against China. We are looking to achieve even bigger things, so we'll move forward without being too satisfied just yet.”

The 26-year-old shone brightly during his side’s latest success, a remarkable performance considering he was playing in the English Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester United as recently as last Sunday.

“I'm feeling okay at the moment. I won't say I'm not tired today, but anyone feels tired after playing,” explained the one-time Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen favourite.

“We still have time to rest until the next game, so we'll prepare well and show our fans a good performance in the next match.”

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