By Amir Mir
Heung-Min Son has confirmed he will skip South Korea’s World Cup qualifier against Syria on Tuesday in order to help revive his faltering Tottenham career.
The 24-year-old signed for the White Hart Lane club last summer for £25 million from Bayer Leverkusen, but has produced inconsistent performances and has failed to command a first-team place.
As a result, the attacker was linked with a move away from Spurs this summer, with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg showing interest.
However, the 46-cap South Korean international has now revealed his desire to prove himself to the White Hart Lane faithful by skipping international duty.
“Tottenham are the team I wanted to join and I know that I have to work hard and play my best,” said Son as quoted by Sky Sports.
“I am in good condition and ready to go and play as well as I can. I am sorry to my national team-mates and coach but I will support them and hope they get a good result against Syria.”
Son only made 13 Premier league starts last season, scoring four goals, and made another 15 appearances from the bench as Tottenham went on to finish third behind Leicester and Arsenal.
Mauricio Pochettino has only selected Son for the matchday squad on one occasion this season and he is yet to make an appearance in the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.
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