Tottenham fans were horrified to learn that Son Heung-min's gruelling international schedule is still not over, as he played 83 minutes of a friendly on Friday.
Son has just returned from the Asian Games, where South Korea's victory earned the Spurs striker exemption from the normally mandatory 21 months of military service.
Just days after returning victorious from Indonesia, where he played seven matches in 17 days, Son captained the South Korea senior team to a 2-0 friendly win over Costa Rica in Paulo Bento's first match in charge.
Jesus! Is he still playing games!!!!!— James Wright (@jameswright2004) September 7, 2018
Son was given a golden chance to score his 24th international goal in the first half when South Korea were awarded a penalty, but his spot kick struck the post. Luckily, Lee Jae-sung was on hand to score the rebound.
Give the poor boy a damn rest now!— Matt James (@MattJames77) September 7, 2018
Nam Tae-hee sealed the win in the second half to give South Korea the win in their first match since knocking Germany out of the 2018 World Cup.
Can you ask South Korea to give him a break now please— Alex Benson-Wilson (@alexbw11) September 7, 2018
Any chance they would send him back for a rest!— Gareth McCarter (@g2mcc) September 7, 2018
With his footballing future now secured, most Spurs fans just want to see Son home in one piece. He may not carry the reputation of Harry Kane or Christian Eriksen, but in recent seasons he has become one of Mauricio Pochettino's most reliable players.
Son scored 18 goals for Tottenham last season, and 21 the season before.