Tottenham might lose captain Son Heung-min for as much as six video games at the beginning of 2024.
Son was again to his finest for Spurs on the weekend, choosing up two assists and scoring from the penalty spot as his aspect beat Newcastle 4-1 to choose up their first win in six matches.
Questions had began to be requested of Ange Postecoglou’s strategies after a optimistic begin to the season was virtually wasted, however Sunday’s victory has ensured religion has been restored within the Australian going ahead.
The Tottenham squad has been decimated by accidents in latest weeks, with key males James Maddison and Micky van de Ven long-term absentees and Richarlison returning to health to attain twice in opposition to the Magpies.
Future Udogie and Cristian Romero have additionally suffered suspensions, however first-choice gamers are beginning to return for the North London membership.
Son, nonetheless, will likely be a giant miss. He’s set to go away the membership for as much as six weeks in January, with South Korea – the nation the ahead captains – competing on the AFC Asian Cup in Qatar.
The match is about to happen from January 12 with the ultimate scheduled for February 10. If South Korea make it to the ultimate, Son might miss six matches for Tottenham.
After Spurs’ sport in opposition to Bournemouth on New Yr’s Eve, Son will jet off and miss the FA Cup third spherical sport in opposition to Burnley on January 5. His aspect then face Manchester United, Brentford, Everton and Brighton, and their talisman might miss all three video games.
He can even miss the FA Cup fourth spherical weekend, scheduled for the top of January, if Tottenham get previous Burnley.
Whereas Son’s absence will likely be a significant blow for Tottenham, quite a few different sides can even miss key gamers because of the match.
Wolves’ Hwang Hee-chan can even play for South Korea, whereas Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal might play for Japan in simply two of the opposite many Premier League gamers set to characteristic.
Quite a lot of gamers can even miss the interval because of the African Cup of Nations, together with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson.