South Korea manager responds to question on whether Son will be rested

Heung-min Son
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South Korea boss, Paulo Bento, has admitted that Tottenham forward, Son Heung-min, will start the World Cup Qualifier against Syria on Thursday.

Son is not only one of Tottenham’s most important players but is also the main talisman in the South Korean side.

As a result, the 29-year-old has had a hefty workload over the last few years for both club and country, regularly flying halfway around the world during international breaks.

Things will be no different this time around as the forward has joined up with his national side for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Syria and Iran.

Son heads into the break on the back of his best performances of the season so far for Spurs, setting up both of Tottenham’s goals in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Bento has now confirmed that the Spurs star will not be rested for Thursday’s clash in Seoul.

When asked if the Tottenham man will start or come off the bench against the Syrians, the Portuguese coach responded (via Yonhap News Agency): “He’ll play from the beginning.”

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Son has been our shining light so far this season amidst Kane’ struggles and so it would be a disaster for Nuno and Spurs if the South Korean does pick up some sort of injury. Let’s hope he can come through the international double-header unscathed.

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