Report: South Korea boss hints Heung-min Son could still be called up despite injury

Heung-min Son
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Tottenham forward Heung-min Son could still be called up for international duty this month despite currently recovering from a hamstring injury, according to a report from Football.London. 

The South Korean has missed Tottenham’s last three games having sustained the problem in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Chelsea over a fortnight ago. 

Antonio Conte confirmed Son would be ruled out for up to a month (Sky Sports), with the 29-year-old set to remain absent for the club’s crucial encounter against Chelsea on Sunday. 

The injury also seemingly ruled Son out of international contention, with the forward left out of South Korea’s latest squad to face Lebanon and Syria in the World Cup qualifiers. 

Despite his return pencilled in for after the international break at the end of the month, Football.London has suggested he could still be called into the fold. 

South Korea coach Paulo Bento refused to fully confirm Son’s absence from the squad and hinted he could still be brought in to strengthen his side’s chances of qualifying for the finals in Qatar.

He said (via Reuters): “We should wait as much as we can for the recovery of those players [Son and Hwang Hee-chan]. Then we will take the final decision.

“They’re two important players, players that have features to create many situations in the attacking phase.

“Let’s wait and we’ll take the final decision. If they aren’t able to come, we need to find another solution.”

South Korea currently sit second in the final qualification spot in Group A and trail leaders Iran by just two points. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

This would be a very odd move to make considering Son is not fully fit and one that would probably annoy Spurs more than anyone. The club needs him fit and ready to go soon with so many important games to come and the last thing they need is for him to pick up another injury. 

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  1. South Korean manager must have lost his mind. Sonny needs rest and I think he has done enough for Korea already than any athletes in Korean history. Let this man have some rest.


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