A facial fracture forces Heung-Min Son to undergo surgery. The initial expectation was that this would result in the end of the World Cup. Now the offensive player reported: He will go to Qatar after all.

Football South Korea can breathe a sigh of relief: One of the most important players of the national team will now go to the World Cup after all.

Heung-Min Son gave the all-clear on Wednesday. While it was initially assumed that he would miss the World Cup due to an operation on his face after a partial fracture, there is now the pleasant role backwards – and that from him personally.

The Tottenham star spoke up in an Instagram post. “First of all, I want to thank you all for the messages of support that have reached me,” he opened. He then explained: “Playing for your country at a World Cup is the dream of as many kids as it was mine. I won’t miss this World Cup.”

He is already looking forward to representing “our beautiful country”, he concluded. This makes it clear: the 30-year-old will travel to Qatar with the South Korean national team.

Whether he can be used directly in the first game is still unclear. But he won’t let the theoretical chance be taken away. Especially since there is another week between the first and the last group game of the team.

This article was originally published on 90min.de as After facial surgery: Son is going to the World Cup.