Boost for Spurs as key man excluded from international friendly

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have received a boost as Son Heung-min has been officially excluded from South Korea’s squad for their international friendly against Japan next week, Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has confirmed.

Son has been one of the Premier League’s most potent attackers this season and the South Korean’s lethal partnership with Harry Kane has been one of Tottenham’s main sources of goals.

The 28-year-old was on fire in front of goal for the first few months of the season but goals have dried up a bit for him since the turn of the year.

The former Bayer Leverkusen man went down with a muscle problem less than 20 minutes into the North London Derby last Sunday.

Spurs fans would have feared the worst when Son was holding his hamstring but it has since been confirmed that the forward is expected to return to action after the international break.

Son did not feature in Tottenham’s humiliating 3-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb or in the Lilywhites’ 2-0 win at Villa Park yesterday.

It has now been confirmed that the Tottenham star will continue his rehabilitation at Hotspur Way over the next couple of weeks instead of joining up with the South Korea squad.

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Jose Mourinho would have been fuming had Son been called up to the international squad despite his injury, particularly considering that South Korea have a friendly game rather than a World Cup qualifier. Son’s form has dipped lately and perhaps this three-week break can be a blessing in disguise and help him come back into the fold fresher.

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