Why the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics comes as a boost to Tottenham

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It’s not just the footballing calendar that has been suspended due to the spread of the coronavirus, as the global pandemic has also wreaked havoc with global sport in general.

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics confirmed that the games will be delayed until 2021 (BBC Sport) this week. While the announcement didn’t come as much of a surprise, it could serve as a big boost for Tottenham.

Heung-Min Son was originally planning to play in the tournament as one of South Korea’s eligible over-23 players, admitting so in an interview to ESPN earlier this year.

The 27-year-old would have had a busy summer before joining up for his first pre-season under Jose Mourinho, especially after his injury and rehabilitation this year.

However, the cancellation of the Olympics means that the pacey forward can rest and recover fully before the start of the next campaign (or the end of this one).

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It is a huge positive that Son won’t be involved in the Olympics as there is no doubt that he has been overburdened with games over the last few years for both club and country. His injury lay off and the subsequent coronavirus shutdown might do Son some good as he might come back really rejuvenated.

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