Heung-min Son has admitted that he is delighted to be able to have two weeks off without any games to recover at Hotspur Way while the majority of his Spurs teammates jet off on international duty.
Spurs have been the busiest team in the Premier League at the start of the campaign as they have had to balance their league duties with Europa League qualifiers as well as the League Cup.
Jose Mourinho’s men ended up playing four games in a matter of a week and owing to some excellent rotation, have managed to come out of the period relatively unscathed (in terms of injuries), while still managing to get some big results.
It looked like Son might be one of the victims of the congested fixture list and the lack of a proper pre-season as the South Korean was withdrawn at half-time against Newcastle last Sunday with a hamstring problem.
However, he made a swift return to the team against Manchester United at Old Trafford and helped put them to the sword with two well-taken goals in the 6-1 win.
With South Korea’s World Cup qualifiers against Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka, originally scheduled for this month, being postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 28-year-old can now have two weeks of well-earned rest.
Speaking after the win over United, Son told The Evening Standard: “I’m more than happy, I’m buzzing.
“I can enjoy the week. International break, I’m going to stay here. I can have a fun week at the training ground.
“I’m really sad you guys [the fans] are not here but in my mind and my head I’m still celebrating with you. I’m buzzing and I’m feeling amazing.”
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Hopefully, all of our players return from international duty without any additional injury concerns. It looks like Bergwijn has withdrawn from the Netherlands squad as well. So with Son, Bergwijn, Vinicius and Bale at Hotspur Way for the next couple of weeks, one would expect our coaching staff to work on some attacking drills.
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