Goal.com Journalist, Steve Han has revealed Son Heung-min is still not completely in the clear after two more members from the South Korean camp, including one player who played in the International friendly win over Qatar yesterday, tested positive for the virus.
Following a spate of positive tests in the South Korean camp over the weekend, all the players and staff members were tested again before the friendly on Tuesday.
After the 19 other players in the squad tested negative, the game was given the green light to go ahead. Son captained the side and played all ninety minutes on Tuesday, as he set up South Korea’s match-winner in their 2-1 win.
Soon after the game concluded, the Tottenham forward boarded a private jet back to London.
However, it has now emerged that RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-chan, who started against Qatar, and one other staff member have tested positive for the virus.
In addition to RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-chan, one other team staffer has also tested positive for COVID-19. So that makes in 10 total positive cases at the camp in Austria for Korea. This is also alarming to Mexico, Qatar and perhaps even Japan (who played Mexico yesterday).
— Steve Han • 한만성 (@realstevescores) November 18, 2020
Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has confirmed that the 28-year-old will be tested before being allowed to return to training according to Premier League protocols.
#thfc Son returned to London on a private plane after the game yesterday & will be tested before he is allowed to return to Spurs training, in line with PL protocol.
Spurs' testing day is today so he'll tested today if he hasn't been already. https://t.co/JXM4Uj0FH0
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) November 18, 2020
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