Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has shared a recent injury update concerning Lilywhites attacker Heung-min Son.
This comes after Gold recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Jose Mourinho’s side, including their recent defeat against Arsenal in the Premier League.
On the subject of Son, who had to come off the pitch during the first half of the recent North London Derby with a suspected hamstring injury, Gold had this to say on the matter.
He said: “As I understand it, at least Son Heung-min’s injury is not a bad one – thank goodness for that, that’s something we can cling on to.
“Obviously left the game after about 19 minutes, pulled up [after] Toby Alderweireld’s long ball over the top that was just too far for him and he pulled up as he ran for it, holding his hamstring.
“But as I understand it, he’s going to be okay. Technically, ideally, I think they’d want him back for the Newcastle match just after the international break, which would give him time to kind of recover, recuperate, recharge his batteries, as one of Mourinho’s most-used players, but there is a chance he could potentially play against Villa this weekend.”
Spurs signed Son back in the 2015 summer transfer window from German club Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £27 million. Since then, the 28-year-old, who is currently valued at £81 million, has made a total of 270 appearances for the north London club across all competitions in which he has managed to score 103 goals and provide 63 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Son…
Given how Son has been one of Spurs’ standout players so far this season – with only Harry Kane having scored and assisted more goals and picked up a higher season rating than the South Korean – this shows just how important he has been for Mourinho’s side so far this season and how disappointing it was to see him taken off against Arsenal.
However, the fact that he has not scored a goal in the league since Tottenham’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last month suggests that he could do with some time out from the team to recover and recharge his batteries as Gold said in his video, but it will be almost undoubtedly a blow if he is to miss any action considering his overall form this term.
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Taking this into account, Gold’s latest update about Son and his injury not being as serious as first feared, this will undoubtedly be a massive piece of good news for the club and fans.