Tottenham’s Son Heung-min Faces Fitness Concerns After World Cup Qualifier Injury

by Frederick Akinola
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min has added to the club’s growing injury worries, admitting he “felt pain” during South Korea’s 5-0 victory over Singapore in the AFC World Cup qualifier. The 31-year-old forward, who scored in the match, sustained a knock to his right knee, causing concern for coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Despite playing until the final whistle, Son disclosed that his feet went numb with pain after the tackle.

Speaking after the match, Son downplayed the severity of the injury, stating, “If I can’t run anymore, then I can’t do anything about it, but when I can run, I have to give 100 per cent for the team.” He emphasized his commitment to the World Cup team and mentioned, “I am fine now; I don’t like to lie down [on the pitch] in the winter.”

Tottenham, currently dealing with a slew of injuries, including goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, now faces additional concerns about Son’s fitness. As Son continues his journey with South Korea in the World Cup qualifiers, Tottenham will anxiously await his return for the Premier League fixture against Aston Villa on November 26.

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