Journalist reveals Spurs forward is now a doubt for Crystal Palace clash

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Nuno Espirito Santo
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Heung-min Son is a doubt for Tottenham’s meeting with Crystal Palace on Saturday after picking up a calf injury on international duty with South Korea, according to Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard. 

The Korea Football Association (KFA) confirmed the 29-year-old experienced minor discomfort in his right leg during a training session, which was confirmed as a calf strain. 

Son played for South Korea in their goalless draw against Iraq on Tuesday, but the KFA have since omitted the Spurs winger from their next World Cup qualifier against Morocco. 

As such, The Evening Standard report he could miss Spurs’ Saturday lunchtime clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

This could be a big concern for Nuno Espirito Santo, who will be sweating regarding Son’s availability ahead of a month of crucial fixtures against London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.

Son has played his role in Spurs’ 100 per cent start to the season, scoring two goals in the first three games, which both proved to be match-winners against Manchester City and Watford respectively.

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It is potentially worrying news for Spurs, given the transfer window just closed and the club didn’t exactly add much strength in depth to that area of the field. Hopefully, the injury isn’t too bad, but it ultimately may not be worth risking him this weekend in case it becomes aggravated.

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