South Korea national team boss Paulo Bento has been explaining the reason why Heung-min Son did not feature for his country against Lebanon on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old played the full 90 minutes in the goalless draw against Iraq on Thursday and felt some pain during the World Cup qualifier, he attempted to train on Monday but was still not comfortable.
The Korean captain’s injury is said to be a strain of his right calf (EN) and was not risked for the 1-0 win against Lebanon as a result of the problem.
Bento told a press conference as featured by Football Daily: “He felt some pain on Saturday and after that, he tried to train on Monday and he felt again, some discomfort and we decided the best decision was that he doesn’t play [against Lebanon]
🗣"The best decision was that he doesn't play."
South Korea manager Paulo Bento gave an injury update on Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son. pic.twitter.com/uR8o5sUQ5l
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Tottenham fans will certainly be concerned over the severity of the issue with games set to come thick and fast over the coming weeks, starting with the trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.
The break has been one to forget for Spurs with Cristian Romero, Davinson Sanchez and Giovani Lo Celso all definitely out of the Palace game following their involvement in international football in South America and are still abroad.
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