Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son’s South Korea registered a 6-0 win in their opening Asian Games win over Bahrain.
Son, who features in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Newcastle United, only made the bench having travelled to the event in Indonesia.
But his team-mates were fine enough without him as they were 5-0 up by the break with Ui-Jo Hwang scoring a hat-trick, while Jinya Kim and Sang-Ho Na also netting.
And in the seventh minute of second half stoppage time RB Salzburg’s Hee-Chan Hwang added the sixth.
If South Korea win the Asian Games their players will be exempt from military service.
Every male must do 21 months of National Service before their 28th duty so if they do not emerge victorious, 26-year-old Son could be forced to leave Spurs next July.
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South Korea currently sit top of Group E after one game and if they remain in that spot they will face the runner-up in Group D in the round of 16, which could be Japan, Vietnam, Nepal, or Pakistan.