Son Heung-min (Tottenham) has expressed his sympathy for Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan), who has been detained by Chinese police and is under investigation.
The South Korean national soccer team’s “captain” Son Heung-min appeared at a press conference at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium alongside head coach Jürgen Klinsmann on Sept. 19.
When asked about Son Jun-ho, Son Heung-min said, “Actually, it hurts my heart so much.” Heung-min and Junho are friends from the same age group, born in 1992.
“I’m very close to him, and we’ve been playing together since we were kids,” he said.
“I don’t know exactly what’s going on,” Heung-min said. “We were actually in contact with each other a lot before that, but then all of a sudden something like that happened, and I couldn’t get a response to my texts.” “I think it just makes me worry more and think more,” he said, “and all I can do is pray for Junho and his family.”
“I hope he has a good outcome and is back on the team soon,” he added.
Klinsmann echoed the sentiment, saying, “I pray for Junho and his family. I hope the situation will be finalized as soon as possible and that there will be a result,” said Klinsmann, who previously showed his support by including Junho in his roster for the two-game A-Match.안전놀이터
Meanwhile, Chinese public security detained Son on Nov. 12. The investigation was initially conducted under criminal detention (temporary restraint) before being converted to a criminal investigation on July 17. He is reportedly being investigated in connection with a club bribery case. His profile and photo have been removed from the website of his team, Shandong Taishan.