The South Korea international insisted that playing for his country is his number one priority and feels that he can further improve until the World Cup in Brazil and become a key figure for them.

Hamburger SV star striker Heung-min Son is looking forward to play for his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He has netted nine times in 20 league games for the German side this term and already has played 12 games for his country at a young age of 20.

The forward believes he can get better in 18 months time and have a lot to learn in his playing career.

“The World Cup in Brazil is my main aim and my hope. I’ve still got a little over a year to keep improving in order to represent my country there,” he was quoted as saying in an interview.

“The atmosphere at the ground, the weather and the way people breathe football is impressive. I’ll give everything to be able to play there,” he added.

“I’m still young and have a lot to learn. The coach decides when he thinks it’s right to play me,” he mused.

“The other countries have developed well in the last few years. Even if Lebanon or Uzbekistan are almost unheard of here in Europe, they’re very good and we can’t take them for granted,” he continued.

“We still have three home games to play and with our fans behind us we want to win every game. That’s why I’m confident and have the belief that we’ll get through in the end,” he finally concluded.

South Korea are yet to qualify for the biggest tournament and are placed second in their qualification group. They are only one point behind Uzbekistan and Son is hoping they secure qualification soon.