Tottenham Hotspur captain Son Heung-min has shared his thoughts on potential injury concerns leading up to Monday evening’s Premier League encounter with Fulham. Son and his teammates have seen tremendous success at the start of the 2023/24 season, with the star forward notching six goals in his first eight league appearances this season.
The prolific form exhibited by Son has catapulted Spurs to the top of the league table, edging out local rivals Arsenal on goal difference, with both North London clubs boasting 20 points and a plus-ten goal difference. However, the South Korean international raised alarms about his fitness during his national team’s victory over Vietnam.
During halftime, with Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad leading 2-0, Son was spotted limping towards the tunnel, prompting significant concerns that he might have sustained a muscular injury. Fortunately, the 31-year-old forward made a triumphant return after the break, ultimately contributing to a resounding 6-0 victory.
Following the final whistle, Son disclosed that it was his personal decision to participate in the match. He conveyed to Korean journalist Sungmo Lee: “I discussed with the gaffer (Klinsmann) and said I will play the game as I cannot forgive myself if I don’t play for the Korea national team in front of Korean fans when I already return to Korea.”
Tottenham supporters can now collectively exhale a sigh of relief in anticipation of Monday’s home fixture against Fulham. The Lilywhites aim to avenge their penalty shootout loss to the Cottagers from September, a contest that ended 1-1 in regular time before Marco Silva’s side emerged victorious 5-3 in the shootout.