Heung-Min Son says Spurs told him not to leave for international duty

Hung-Min Son has only just returned to fitness with Tottenham.

Son’s early career with Tottenham has been put on hold due to injury, and he has told Fox Sports that Spurs asked him not to leave with South Korea for the current international break.

Son said: “My club didn't want me to make the trip, worried that I would reinjure my foot, but I said I really wanted to go. I've been training all along [during the injury] and I don't think conditioning will be a concern.”

Spurs asked Son to stay at White Hart Lane for the current international break, worried that the winger would suffer a relapse with the injury which has been present since the early weeks he arrived at Spurs.

Having signed in the summer from Bayer Leverkusen, Son made a few early Premier League and Europa League appearances, but then missed all of October through injury.

He made a long-awaited return against Anderlecht last week, registering an assist for Mousa Dembele’s winning goal in a 31 minute appearance.

Son then followed that up with a 15 minute cameo against Arsenal, and it appears as if the 23-year-old is getting back to full match fitness and the sharpness needed to perform at the top level.

Spurs were not keen on seeing Son travel to South Korea for the international break, with them taking on Myanmar and Laos, but the winger himself urged the North London club to release him.

He feels confident about his own fitness, and Spurs will benefit as Son will come back to White Hart Lane with more minutes and match sharpness to his name.

They will just be hoping that Son’s injury is fully healed, otherwise he could be heading back to North London needing to spend more time on the treatment table.

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