Son Heung-Min has been in stellar form of late having a hand in 17 goals in his last 11 games for Tottenham. The midfielder didn’t have a great start to the Premier League season as he looked slightly sluggish after his return from a successful Asain Games campaign with South Korea.
However, after having some time to rest and recover, the South Korean has been unplayable over the last couple of months and has been instrumental in Tottenham’s rise up the table.
The 26-year-old will depart again following Spurs’ Premier League game against Manchester United next weekend, this time to participate in the Asia Cup. South Korea are attempting to win the trophy after 59 years, and Son will be instrumental for their chances.
The pacey attacker could miss as many as 5 games for Tottenham if South Korea make it to the latter stages of the tournament. Spurs midfielder Dele Alli praised Son’s quality and admitted that the 26-year-old will be a great miss.
“Sonny leaving any team would be a great miss because he’s a great player,” he told UK newspapers.
“I think seeing him [Son] every day in training, playing with him in games, you can see the quality he has.”
“He’s an unbelievable player with both feet, and he has an eye for goals and can produce magic out of nothing. So no one is really surprised to see him in this form because he is a fantastic player and has amazing qualities.”
Alli, however, suggested that Spurs have the squad to be able to cope with Son’s absence. He added, “But, at the same time, we’ve got players that have been working hard and are ready to come in.”
“He is obviously in great form and it will be sad to see him go but he will be back and we just keep going. Lucas [Moura] is a fantastic player as well, or whoever the manager decides to put in.”
Spurs fans will be hoping to Son delivers the goods against Chelsea in Manchester United before he jets off to the United Arab Emirates.
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