South Korea are out of the Asian Cup having lost to Jordan last night, and the question on every Spurs fans lips now is, when will Heung-min Son be back? Well, the latest from Korean journalist Sungmo Lee suggests the Tottenham skipper is heading home immediately.
Tottenham have been without their captain throughout 2024 so far, with Heung-min Son leading South Korea at the Asian Cup. It was hoped the 31-year-old might finally taste victory in the competition, but it wasn’t to be.
Despite their best efforts, South Korea fell to a 2-0 defeat against Jordan in the semi-finals on Tuesday evening, and will go no further in the competition.
Spurs next face Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League, and Ange Postecoglou will likely be keen to call on his captain once more. However, there is the matter of his fitness to assess, as well as the journey he has to make back to London.
When is Son coming back to London?
It remains to be seen whether Son will feature for Spurs at the weekend, but the latest update from Sungmo Lee certainly offers promise.
He tweeted: “Klinsmann will return to South Korea with the squad on 8th and have an interview with Korean media at the airport.
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“Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Min-jae, Lee Kang-in will come back to their clubs right away instead of coming back to South Korea and then return to Europe.”
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Given Son is South Korea’s captain, you would have thought he would be going back to the country with the rest of the team and the coach to evaluate what went wrong at the tournament, but the fact he is coming back to Spurs immediately bodes well for his chances of playing this weekend. I would assume Postecoglou has offered him the opportunity to jump into the team, and Son has taken it.