Date: 15th January 2019 at 10:11am
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Son Woong-jung is our boy Sonny’s, old man.

Wikipedia lists him as a South Korean former footballer who played for Sangmu, Hyundai Horangi, Ilhwa Chunma and the South Korea national football B team.

The YouTube blurb that accompanies this short film says, Mr.Son Heung-min and director [sic] son’s philosophy towards the education of the youth soccer player. He also tells about how he prepares the alternative school for the youth soccer player.’

There’s a detailed article about his father’s ‘interestin’g methods here.

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  • Urbane Sturgeon January 15, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    “Heung-min also spent three or four hours a day only on ball lifting. He often lost his toenails. When his sons became a little lazy, Woong-jung was not hesitant at all to land blows on them. “I hit my sons a lot because sometimes it’s necessary.”

    I notice he falls short of mentioning pliers.

  • paul January 15, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Model parent and football visionary by all accounts 😬

    • Only Me January 15, 2019 at 11:18 am

      Not sure about model parent as don’t know the details…as for football visionary, he is not doing anything (bar beating them) that has not been done at Ajax or Barca. The model is simplistic, but the basis of all education, master one stage before moving to the next. Playing a competitive game shouldn’t be the first step in football education.

      • paul January 15, 2019 at 11:22 am

        OM think you might have misinterpreted where i was coming from on this one! Anyway, he creary has a very precise and compricated pran

  • Only Me January 15, 2019 at 10:58 am

    I used to have a coach that did the same. The key is the basics, do them well and do them right before you learn the next thing. Its laughed at in football, but all other walks of education its stupid not to. You wouldn’t move a child onto the works of Shakespear before they grasped the basics of their ABC. Football is the same, learning the “game” is a very quick process, realistically there are only a few times when being a football brain helps more than having talent and fitness.