Heung-Min Son has admitted it might be time for him to stop taking penalties after missing a second spot-kick in two months for South Korea.
The Tottenham forward saw a penalty saved in a 2-1 win over Uruguay on Friday – fortunately a teammate was on hand to score the rebound.
It was Son’s second penalty miss in two months for his country after he misjudged one against Costa Rica last month.
And the 26-year-old says he might have taken his last spot-kick for club and country.
“We played a great game as a team to win, but personally, I still have a lot of room for improvement,” Son said after the Uruguay game (via Yonhap News).
“It hurt my pride to miss the penalty. I don’t think I’ll be taking any more penalties.”
Spurs don’t have to worry too much about Son’s iffy record from the spot. They possess one of the best penalty takers in the world in Harry Kane.
And if Kane ever stops convincingly smashing the ball into the bottom corners, Tottenham can always turn to Victor Wanyama, who scored a spot-kick for Kenya against Ethiopia on on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Spurs players have been in fine form during the international break, with both Kane and Eric Dier producing memorable moments for England against Spain.