Tottenham Hotspur star, Son Heung-min apologised to the club’s fans for missing a month worth of games. The 26-year-old has been called away to represent South Korea in the Asian games and will be a huge miss for Mauricio Pochettino.
Speaking to Standard Sport, Son was quoted – “I feel very sorry because I already missed matches at the Asian Games and now I’m going away with the national team again. I feel very sorry for my team-mates, the fans and the coaching staff. It’s difficult — it’s my country. It’s a bit sad [for me] but it’s also important; I can’t use one word to describe it. I hope I can keep up this form for the national team and when I come back to Spurs.”
“Of course, I’m going to watch every single Spurs game in the UAE. This team is very important for me. I play here with joy. But if we win [the Asian Cup], it’s big for us. We haven’t won it for 59 years. We want to win this tournament, I’m not just going there to enjoy it. I want to win something. I want to come back strong, with confidence and trophies.”
Son’s Tottenham contract is set to run until the summer of 2023 after his last extension in July 2018. He has continued his previous season form with 11 goals netted so far in 25 games for the Spurs along with 7 more assists.
He further added, “There’s a long way to go but I want to work hard to win trophies for my country and at Tottenham as well.”