Tottenham Hotspur’s assistant manager Cristian Stellini, standing in for the suspended Antonio Conte for the Champions League game with Marseille, has provided an update on Heung-min Son’s injury sustained during the match.
Spurs came from behind to steal all three points in a dramatic 2-1 win in Marseille, a result which sees the North London top Group D and qualify for the Champions League knockout stages in style.
They did it the hard way, but a header from Clement Lenglet early in the second half, and a last gasp winner from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – his fourth goal of the season (Transfermarkt) – earned Spurs an incredible win in the hostile atmosphere of the Stade Velodrome in the South of France.
There is one negative to come out of the game though, with Spurs attacker Heung-min Son having to leave the field of play early in the first half. The South Korean took a knock to the face after jumping for the ball and was unable to continue.
It is feared that Son may now miss the Premier League fixture with Liverpool at the weekend, due to the league’s protocol on head injuries and concussion prohibiting players from returning to action for six days.
Speaking after the game (via Jonathan Veal), Cristian Stellini gave all the information he could on Son’s condition at this stage.
He said: “In this moment we don’t know, we have to wait for a medical assessment, we wait for tomorrow. I saw him in the dressing room so he celebrated with the squad as well. We wait until tomorrow.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I really hope Son is okay and that he was brought off as a precaution. He may not be having the best season so far, but without him, Kulusevski, and Richarlison, our front line looks worryingly thin. It’s clearly too early to tell at this stage, but we’ll keep everything crossed for a speedy recovery.
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