Tottenham star Heung-Min Son returned from his stink away with South Korea on Wednesday, after winning a gold medal with his country at the Asia Games.
By winning the tournament, Son became eligible for military exemption, meaning that he no longer has to serve two years of service back in Korea.
The 26-year-old previously would have had to complete this service within the next few years.
However, Sonny has now returned to North London with a medal around his neck, and is in contention to be involved against Liverpool on Saturday.
There are some fears that the winger may be fatigue after playing eight high intensity matches over just 26 days, but the Spurs man claims that any idea of tiredness is merely ‘an excuse.’
“I think this summer has been like any other summer, except that I’ve had to travel a little more,” Son said.
“I always tend to play a lot [in summers] and I am not the only one playing many minutes. Fatigue is an excuse.
“When I am playing for my country, there is not a single match that I can take lightly. I am a professional athlete. Especially with the big crowd that we had tonight, there’s absolutely no way I could even think about taking it easy.
“I may play poorly at times, but I’ll always try to give my best effort.”
It previously looked as if Son’s place may be in jeopardy, as the form of Lucas Moura is impossible to ignore at the moment, however, an injury to Dele Alli may provide a way back into the starting line-up for Son.
Son, Erik Lamela and Harry Winks are all possible replacements for the injured England man, and Sonny will be hoping to get the nod, either in the starting XI or from the bench, to get up and running again at Wembley.
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