Tottenham Hotspur is enjoying a phenomenal campaign in the Premier League, with their captain Son Heung-min being the central figure in their recent success and standing out as a key player for the club this season.
One of the star performers for Spurs under new boss Ange Postecoglou, the Korean international is currently on national duty and is set to return to London for this weekend’s Premier League fixture, though there is a shadow of doubt due to an injury scare.
Son Heung-min fitness update
After the departure of Spurs talisman Harry Kane to Bayern Munich, Son Heung-min was assigned as the new club captain, and he has lived up to the expectations, fully fulfilling the void left by Kane.
Son, alongside newly joined James Maddison, Son Heung-min is leading their attacks this season. The duo is in great form and linking up well together. However, it is believed that the South Korean has been carrying an injury for the past couple of weeks, and the injury concerns seemingly affected the player during an international friendly.
South Korea hosted aspirational Vietnam at their home on Tuesday in an international friendly fixture, though the friendly affair turned into humiliation for the visitors losing 6-0 to the hosts. At the half time of the match, the South Korean and Spurs captain Son Heung-min was spotted limping out of the pitch with immense pain.
Despite the injury concerns, Son Heung-min came on the pitch for the second half and played the full 90 minutes for his national side, which might have aggravated the injury. The South Korean medical staff revealed that he was carrying the injury while reporting for national duty.
Subsequently, he was rested in the first friendly fixture, was named on the bench, and remained on the bench against Tunisia. However, the Korean talisman featured for a full 90 minutes against Vietnam. Thus, his return to the next Premier League fixture is in doubt.
League leaders Tottenham host Fulham after international break
As the FIFA international breaks are about to commence, the club football action is returning this weekend in the English Premier League. The Spurs will host London rival Fulham on Monday, while the Ange Postecoglou side is unbeaten in the league so far this season.
Following a recent controversial 1-0 home victory against Liverpool, Spurs claimed all three points, extending their tally to 20 points and securing the first place on the league table. Spurs have managed 6 wins in 8 matches and are yet to face a defeat under their new Australian manager.