Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-min Son has returned to training with the team after appearing for South Korea in the AFC Asian Cup.
His country’s shock exit in the quarterfinals of the tournament allowed Son to board the flight back to London and join Mauricio Pochettino’s Sunday morning session.
Spurs face off against Watford for their Premier League fixture on Wednesday evening and Pochettino has stated that the 26-year-old very well could be in the starting lineup.
The Argentine boss said, “On Sunday we were with him on the training ground in the morning. He’s so tired, he played three games. Very tough games. Of course not too much energy on Sunday, but we hope he’ll be available and ready on Wednesday to help the team.”
Tottenham have undergone a tough period this January, losing Harry Kane to injury and getting knocked out of both Cup competitions with losses to Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
Son’s absence has been felt on the offensive end and various reports came out linking the North London club with potential striker replacements. Despite getting knocked out of the FA Cup and the Carabo Cup, Tottenham are still going strong in the Premier League with a 4-point gap over Chelsea in the third spot.
While Kane’s return can be anticipated for early March, it is a huge boost to see Son back in the lineup.