Tottenham Hotspur are currently without Harry Kane until early March through injury, but perhaps an even more frustrating loss is that of Heung Min Son, the South Korean winger.
Sonny is currently away on international duty with his country for the second time this season, which could amount to over two months in one single campaign.
First the Asia Games, now the Asia Cup, Spurs have had to make do without their in form forward for large chunks of the season.
This is especially hard-hitting at the moment with their lack of attacking options.
Against Fulham on Sunday, Spurs had no Harry Kane, no Sonny, no Lucas Moura, as well as an injury to Dele Alli.
South Korea scraped through their round of 16 match today against Bahrain, winning it 2-1 in extra time, so it doesn’t look as though Son will be home any time soon either.
Alan Smith told Goal.com that any Prem side would snap up the South Korean: “Of course, I believe any manager in the Premier League would take Son. He has such a good attitude, even when he plays as a substitute. It’s what any manager wants from a player. He has a wonderful attitude, skill, goal scoring abilities. It’s great for Spurs to have him now.
“The great thing from him is that he can play in so many different positions. It means he understands the game, especially the positional side of the things. When Kane is not there, Son can play there. He can also go to the left, and right.
“Also, he can finish chances with both feet, which is a great asset for any striker. Of course, confidence is a massive part. It seems he’s flying at the moment. He’s a very quick player and I believe, physically, we’re seeing the best from him now.
“He had a great appetite for the game. He didn’t look like he’s scared of anything. In his first season, everything wasn’t clicking and his confidence looked low but still, you could see the ability was there. He already showed that in Germany.”
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