Heung-min Son has refuted all claims of him being fatigued following his gruelling summer. The South Korean international has recently returned to London and will be working to build his match fitness prior to a busy September.
Son got an exemption from military service as he led his nation to the gold medal at the Asian Games. The 26 year old had to go through a string of games including a couple of friendlies on his home soil.
The hectic schedule started from the World Cup where the Spurs attacker got involved in all the three games. He then featured in his club’s pre-season tour and also played a cameo role in the season opener against Newcastle United.
The South Korean star had been restless throughout the summer but he isn’t ready to give up so easily. “I think this summer has been like any other summer, except that I’ve had to travel a little more.
“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.”