The Tottenham Hotspur correspondent for football.london Alasdair Gold has recently discussed players’ fitness, including Heung-min Son, ahead of the North London derby.
On Thursday night, Jose Mourinho’s outfit travelled to Austria to face LASK in the Europa League (per Sky Sports).
The two sides played out a 3-3 draw with Gareth Bale, Son and Dele Alli on the scoresheet for Tottenham.
Today, Spurs host North London rivals Arsenal at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a 4:30pm kick-off in the top flight (per Premier League).
During a recent live video which was shared on Twitter by football.london, Gold discussed the players’ fitness after the match on Thursday and mentioned Son. (5:55)
He said: “They travelled away to Austria, you’ve got that to factor in as well but [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg’s probably the one concern in that he played the entire 90 minutes.
“Son played 80 [minutes] but they’re both pretty fit guys, it shouldn’t make too much of a difference.”
TIF Thoughts on what Gold said about the players’ fitness…
As can be seen in what the reporter had to say, he believed that the players who played on Thursday, Son included, should be fine for the derby, despite airing a slight concern about him having played 80 minutes.
Is Heung-min Son Spurs' best player?
No, he's not the best
Yes, he's our star man
Over his 10 appearances in the top flight, he has bagged a whopping nine goals and two assists for Mourinho’s outfit (per WhoScored).
His performances in the outings have also earned Son a stellar 7.66/10 average rating, making him Tottenham’s third-best performer in the league.
So, Spurs fans perhaps shouldn’t bee too worried as Alasdair Gold believes the 80 minutes played in Austria shouldn’t make too much of a difference at all.