Tottenham Hotspur will be without the services of Heung-min Son for the first two Premier League matches of next season.
The South Korean will miss the opening day fixture against newcomers Aston Villa at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium followed by the trip to Manchester City.
Son scored a brace of goals at the Etihad last season in the memorable victory against City in the Champions League quarter final second leg tie but will not feature in the upcoming match.
The 26-year-old was shown a straight red card during the 1-0 loss at Bournemouth towards the end of last season which carried a three-match suspension of which he has already served one match after sitting out the draw with Everton in the final game of the last campaign.
Spurs had to manage without Son for a number of games last season due to his involvement in two international competitions with South Korea and will certainly be hoping to call upon his services more frequently next season after he serves his ban.
Speaking to the official Spurs site ahead of the Premier League opener, he apologised to his team mates for his upcoming absence.
He said told the club site: “It will be a very exciting game for us and Villa as well. We’ll look forward to playing our first game of the new season at our new stadium. That will be a special day.
“Obviously I’m suspended. That’s tough for me because I want to play every game and I’m sorry for the team because I’ll miss two games.”
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