The Tottenham striker, Son, has spoken about the period when he played in the Bundesliga and about racism in Germany.
“I went to Germany at a young age and I experienced many difficult moments that you can’t even imagine. I have faced a lot of racism,” Son said during a meeting with fans at his home in South Korea.
So Son sees South Korea’s 2-0 victory over Germany in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia as a kind of revenge for racism: “During this difficult time I thought a lot about the fact that one day I wanted to take revenge. ”
That success was “the most memorable moment of his career so far.” Son joined Hamburg’s youth team from South Korea when he was just 16 years old. Between 2010 and 2013, the striker scored 20 goals (three assists) in 77 games for the first team. In the summer of 2013, he was transferred to Bayer Leverkusen. Son played for the team for two years until 2015 before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
But even in England, South Koreans have constantly struggled with racism.