Son Heung-min left Tottenham to participate in the Asian Cup, and the South Korean helped the nation to a 2-0 win over China to qualify for the knockout rounds of the competition.
The attacker captained the Asian side in the win and even bagged an assist against the Chinese.
The forward played in our 1-0 loss to Manchester United, and we are severely short of quality striking options after Harry Kane’s injury.
The Englishman is expected to be out till March, and only Fernando Llorente is the senior option we have with Vincent Janssen a forgotten man.
Son has been in excellent form for Spurs having bagged 11 goals and notching up five assists in all competitions so far.
The forward could be away from Tottenham till the start of February and misses some important games such as the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.
Son’s trip to the United Arab Emirates would not have hurt much had Kane not been injured, and there were many Spurs fans who were upset over South Korea qualifying for the next round of the competition.
Elimination from the tournament would mean a quick return for Son, and some fans shared their disappointed as one of our stars remains away from for a few more days.
Oh, that’s good. pic.twitter.com/IiFtuID0wv
— Diamond Lights (@Diamond__Lights) January 16, 2019
Is it wrong that I want South Korea to lose asap?
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) January 16, 2019
— Super Sissoko (@SpursCockerel) January 16, 2019
— Warren Thorne (@Thornickle) January 16, 2019
Are you trying to make me feel even worse???
— Ben (@thfcBG) January 16, 2019
— Damien Harkin (@DamienHarkin3) January 16, 2019
— John Lindridge (@jlindridge) January 16, 2019
— David Harley (@Dharley_1984) January 16, 2019
Job done, send him home
— Bazza (@Dier_bolical17) January 16, 2019
— tomas laitinen (@tomaslaitinen2) January 16, 2019
Announce fake injury to bring him back
— Ian Ramirez (@IanDiMaggio) January 16, 2019
But tottenham need sonny 😢😢😢😢
— 고레온에 인생 베팅 져우 (@leon_aaaa) January 16, 2019
— Chris (@chapmancmc) January 16, 2019