Korean football journalist Steve Han has shared a potentially big Son Heung-min injury update for Tottenham Hotspur supporters.
The Lowdown: Spurs seal dramatic win…
The Lilywhites came back from 1-0 down in Marseille on Tuesday night to seal a last-gasp 2-1 victory courtesy of second half goals from Clement Lenglet and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Spurs faced a mountainous task in their final Champions League group game when Chancel Mbemba’s opening goal on the stroke half time put Marseille in the ascendancy. The Premier League side seemed to have it all to do but Lenglet’s leveller inspired real hope, akin to their domestic comeback against Bournemouth at the weekend.
Antonio Conte’s side pushed for the decider, which finally came five minutes into stoppage time as Hojbjerg grabbed their second last-gasp winning goal in the space of four days.
In what was a joyous night for the north Londoners, proceedings were somewhat marred by a head injury to star forward Son.
The Latest: Korean journalist shares potentially big Son update…
However, in some more potential good news for Tottenham after their win, Korean football reporter Han has shared what he knows on the 30-year-old’s condition from Son’s own camp.
Han says that insiders from the winger’s side are ‘cautiously optimistic’ that his injury isn’t as bad as first feared yet and his pain apparently ‘subsided’.
Son is now awaiting full evaluation in London this morning.
Han explained (via Twitter): “Spurs flew out of Marseille after the game and are now back in London. Son’s camp remains cautiously optimistic that he has avoided the worst, which would be surgery. Pain apparently subsided for him since being taken off as he awaits full evaluation in the morning in London.”
The Verdict: Hopeful update…
Avoiding the worst on Son’s part would be massive, not least due to his importance at Spurs and the looming 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where his native South Korea will be taking part.
The forward’s personal dream of featuring at the tournament could be put in danger depending on the severity of his injury, but judging by this update, it appears hopeful that surgery could be avoided.