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“I’m So Sorry,” Son Heung-min Says Following South Africa’s Disappointing Asian Cup Exit


<p>After South Korea’s shocking 2-0 semifinal loss to underdogs Jordan on Tuesday sent them out of the Asian Cup, Son Heung-min issued an apology and expressed his “devastation.”</p>
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<p>The Koreans, who were hoping to win the competition for the first time since 1960, were unable to generate even a single effort on goal against a Jordanian team 64 places lower in the global rankings.</p>
<p>The Tottenham player Son said that his group was anxious and “did not want to make a mistake.”</p>
<p>The 31-year-old captain expressed his disappointment and devastation at the outcome to beIN Sports.</p>
<p>“Jordan is enjoying a fantastic tournament adventure. They battled until the very end, so they deserve it. It was a rather terrible evening for us.</p>
<p>In the first two knockout stages, South Korea was on the verge of elimination, but they managed to escape by netting equalizers in injury time during the second half.</p>
<p>When Jordan scored goals in the second half with goals from Yazan Al-Naimat and Mousa Al-Tamari, they were unable to respond this time, as Jurgen Klinsmann’s team seldom seemed to be able to score.</p>
<p>Jordan made it to the final for the first time, and on Saturday it will play Qatar or Iran for the championship.</p>
<p>South Korea has to “learn from these mistakes,” according to Son.</p>
<p>He said, “There is no time for regret; we have to look forward.” “I need to return to my club and get ready for the remainder of the season now.”</p>
<p>Son scored three goals throughout the competition, two of which were from the penalty spot and one of which was a free kick in extra time that helped them defeat Australia in the quarterfinals.</p>
<p>The forward expressed his sincere regret for “not living up to their expectations” in an apology to Korean supporters.</p>
<p>He told reporters, “I will try to improve as a player and also help our national team take the next step.”</p>


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