Spurs fans were treated to the news that Heung-Min Son will not travel to South Korea for the East Asian Cup next month, meaning he should be available for all of Spurs’ December fixtures.
According to Ricky Sacks (via Football.london), South Korea have not named the winger in their squad for the games, as they focus on calling up players who play their club football in Asia. The 27-year-old, who signed for Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, has been one of Spurs’ most impressive players so far this season and will no doubt be vital for Jose Mourinho as he looks to push his new side back up the table.
Although it was generally accepted that Son would not travel back to South Korea for the games, the news no doubt comes as a relief to Spurs fans who will no doubt be delighted that one of their key players is available throughout December. The South Korean has been one of several players to impress in Mourinho’s first two games in charge; with one goal and two assists from the games against West Ham and Olympiakos.
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Reaction from Spurs fans to the news that Son is set to stay throughout December can be seen in the tweets below.
I guarantee poch would of let him go lmao
— Musa (@Musathfc28) November 28, 2019
The Mourinho Effect
— realtastypickles (@TheTastyPickles) November 28, 2019
Now that is good news! Whoop #COYS
— Kate Snowden (@K8Snowden) November 28, 2019
This is fantastic news
— John Byrnes (@JohnByr48130248) November 28, 2019
— H.M.COYS7 ( LoCelsoSZN ) (@COYSLP7v2) November 28, 2019
— Trottingham Hotspur (@trottinham) November 28, 2019
Spurs fans are clearly delighted with the news that Son won’t be called up by South Korea and will be available during the busy festive period.
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Son has been a fantastic player for Spurs in his four years at the club; with 76 goals in 205 appearances for the club. It is a huge boost for Mourinho that one of his key players will be staying for the December fixtures, which presents an excellent opportunity for the North London side to start moving back up the Premier League table.