Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min has been in splendid form for the North London club this season.
The South Korean international has carried the goalscoring burden since the departure of Harry Kane, but he is likely to be away for the Asian Cup in January and his absence will be a major blow for the North London outfit.
Former Tottenham player Jurgen Klinsmann is currently the manager of South Korea, and he has revealed that Son will be away on international duty from 2nd January. Klinsmann hopes that South Korea will reach the final of the Asian Cup and therefore the Tottenham star might be on international duty until 10th February.
“Jurgen Klisnman is going to ruin everything in January, he’s going to take the best player to the Asian Cup for South Korea, how could you do that to your former team?” Klinsmann was asked.
“I’m really sorry, but someone has to win the Asian Cup. Unfortunately, the competition starts in early January, so he will be gone from the 2nd of January, until hopefully the final on the 10th of February so it’s more than five weeks he’ll be gone from Spurs. The same with the other players who play in Europe who will contribute in that competition,” Klinsmann said on ESPN.
The North London outfit will certainly hope that their best attacker is available in the coming months and it remains to be seen how the situation develops.
The absence of Son will certainly come as a major blow for the London club, who have been overly dependent on him for creativity and goals this season.