The Bundesliga is still on break, but beautiful goals never take a breather.
Feast your eyes on this, a rocket-propelled goal from South Korean international forward Son Heung-Min. Son and his Bundesliga club, Hamburg SV, are still on winter break, but that didn't stop Son from raising eyebrows with a thunderous strike this weekend.
It happened during Hamburg's match against Austria Vienna in the Care-Energy Cup on Saturday. It was for all intents a friendly, but that didn't stop Son from showing some major skills. Hamburg won the match 2-0 in sub-zero temperatures, with Son (59th minute) and Maximilian Beister (60th) scoring the goals.
Son's goal appears in the clip above. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
Nice hit, Son (pun intended). You just scored the B/R World Football Goal of the Weekend. The competition was fierce from Sunderland's Seb Larsson and Chelsea's Eden Hazard, and especially Benfica's Nemanja Matic. But Son's goal gets the nod for its combination of confident long-range dribbling and the authoritative powerful finishing.
For anyone out there wondering, Son has been capped 12 times by South Korea, scoring once. Now 20, Son formerly represented his country at the Under-17 level.
Son turned professional with Hamburg in 2010 after coming up through the club's youth academy. His performances in the Bundesliga with Hamburg have reportedly drawn the attention of the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur. According to Metro, Spurs are prepared to bid £8 million for the South Korean (article here).
On Saturday's evidence, it's clear why Tottenham would spend that kind of money. But could he reproduce that kind of magic on a regular basis in England?