By Kevin Phillips

19th Feb, 2020 | 11:00am

'Huge blow' - Exclusive: Kevin Phillips reacts to Tottenham update

Kevin Phillips claimed it will be a “huge blow” to Tottenham Hotspur to lose Son Heung-min following the news the forward has fractured his arm. 

The former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, said the injury is made worse by the fact Harry Kane is already out for Jose Mourinho.

Son is expected to be out for the rest of the campaign after Mourinho told BBC Sport, he was not going to count on the 27-year-old “again this season”.

The South-Korean will have surgery this week for the injury he sustained in the Lilywhites 3-2 victory of Aston Villa, a game in which the winger scored twice.

The versatile player’s 94th minute was his 9th goal in the Premier League this season and his 16th in all competitions.

When asked what this meant for Spurs going forward this season, Phillips told Football Insider: “It is an issue they are going to have to deal with. Kane missing and now Son, the two most influential players in that side, it is going to be a huge blow for Jose Mourinho.

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“Son, since Kane has been injured, has been one of the most impressive players in that side.

“To have one of, if not their best player out while Kane is also injured is always going to be a blow.”  

With England striker, Kane expected to be out until April it is unknown who will spearhead the Tottenham attack with no recognised striker in the first team squad available.

The injury comes in a pivotal week for Spurs with the visit of Red Bull Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match before a trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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