“It is a big honor for me to play at the World Cup. I imagine the South Korean people do not want to lose. I was very upset after the previous match [against Mexico]; we played well, but we could not achieve a good result, so I cried,” Son told journalists.
South Korea lost their first two group-stage matches and are at the bottom of Group F with no points. Their last group match against reigning champions Germany will take place at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday.
The tournament kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.