Tottenham Hotspur attacker Heung-min Son has claimed that he is feeling drained of energy.
Son captained South Korea in yesterday’s surprise 1-0 Asian Cup defeat to Qatar which ended their involvement in the competition.
The player has already missed Tottenham’s matches against Fulham and Chelsea, along with tomorrow’s FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace.
The 26-year-old is now on his way back to London after his 12-day stay in the UAE.
While Spurs fans have expressed their delight that Son will soon be back at the club, his comments about his tiredness will cause alarm.
Following Sunday’s FA Cup tie, Spurs are back in Premier League action against Watford on Wednesday evening and it remains to be seen if Pochettino will consider him for selection.
With Harry Kane sidelined until early March, there is huge expectations of Son to try and fill the goal scoring void left by the club’s top marksman.
Son told the Express
: “I wasn’t properly prepared. I was physically drained,”
“I rarely felt great, physically. I was losing sleep. I should have taken better care of myself.
“I thought I would start to feel better but it didn’t happen. I know a lot of people expected big things out of our team.
“I was so mad at myself for not being able to play well. We ended up getting this result because of my play.”
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