Tottenham will be 'gutted' after manager reveals Son injury latest - pundit
Tottenham will be “gutted” that Heung-Min Son has sustained an injury away on international duty.
That is the view of ex-Premier League shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 28-year-old superstar forward.
Son suffered a calf injury in South Korea’s 0-0 World Cup qualifier draw with Iraq on 2 September.
South Korea boss Paulo Bento revealed that Son “tried to train on Monday [6 September]” but was unable to continue, as per the Evening Standard on 8 September.
The attacker has since returned to Spurs in order to be assessed by the club’s in-house medical team.
Tottenham are the only team left in the Premier League with a 100 per cent record after three matches.
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And Son’s injury has the potential to derail their stellar start to the season, predicts Kenny.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “They’ll be really disappointed because they don’t want to upset that rhythm they’ve got.
“Listen, he’s a massive player for Tottenham, such a key player. We’ve seen him do it for so long now.
“They’ll be gutted after such a good start in the league because they haven’t even conceded yet.
“The confidence will be high after they beat Man City and have carried that form on. Then all of a sudden, they get hit by something big like this.“
Son has netted twice in Spurs ‘opening three matches in the league so far in 2021-22.
That takes his overall tally for the club to 109 goals in 284 appearances.