Heung-Min Son has revealed he is feeling exhausted after South Korea’s ouster from the Asian Cup.
Son’s country was expected to shrug off Qatar’s challenge in the quarter final but a surprise 1-0 defeat means the forward will be back at Tottenham Hotspur sooner than expected.
Mauricio Pochettino will have a sigh of relief as both Harry Kane and Dele Alli are expected to be on the sidelines for a significant period. The young forward is unlikely to feature against Crystal Palace on Sunday in the FA Cup but could be provided some minutes when Spurs take on Watford in a crucial Premier League tie.
Son said, “I wasn’t fully prepared.
“I felt physically empty. I feel so sorry to have let down my team-mates, coaches and the fans.
“I would rather not speak about it really but I haven’t felt right physically. I was losing sleep – I should have looked after my condition better.”
“I thought I would start to feel better and grow into the tournament but it just didn’t happen
“Many people expected big things of us and I’m annoyed at myself for not being able to step up. I know I didn’t perform well.”