Spurs star says sorry

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Heung-min Son
Heung-Min on Song

Tottenham attacker Heung-Min Son is in sensational form at the moment. The South Korean has found the back of the net nine times in his last twelve appearances for the club and has been instrumental in Tottenham’s recent rise up the table.

The 26-year-old got his name on the scoresheet yet again against Cardiff on Tuesday night in a 3-0 victory.

The Korean went through a barren spell in front of goal after missing the early part of the season due to his involvement in the Asian Games, but he seems to have now gotten back to his best.

However, Son will leave the Tottenham camp once again this month due to South Korea’s involvement in the Asia Cup.

The attacker will leave after Tottenham’s Premier League game against Manchester United on the 13th of January and could miss as many as five games for Spurs depending on how far South Korea go in the tournament.

Speaking to The Independent about his involvement in the Asia Cup, Son apologised to his teammates and fans for having to miss more games this season.

“Of course I feel very sorry because I miss already in September,” said Son.

“I feel sorry for my team-mates, the fans, and the coaching staff. It’s difficult. Sometimes you think it’s a bit sad, but it is also important for my country. I hope I can keep my form for the national team and when I come back here again as well.”

Son admitted that he was tired after his involvement in the Asain Games earlier in the season and that it took him a few months to recover physically from the exertion. He said, “I was tired after the Asian Games because in that tournament it was playing after (every) two or three days.”

“It (November) was a turning point for me because I was tired and I didn’t travel. It was good to have this time, some days off, and hard sessions with the team.”

However, the 26-year-old reiterated how important the Asia Cup is for his home country and how desperate he is to win the trophy.

He added, “The Asian Cup is big for us because we have not won it for 59 years. I’m going there not just to enjoy it, I am going there to win something and come back with confidence.”

While Son will certainly be a big miss for Tottenham, if he comes back with the Asia Cup winners’ medal, that can only be good for his confidence, which will hopefully translate into even better performances in a Spurs shirt.

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