Son Heung-min flies back early to Tottenham ahead of Man City clash
According to Goal.com’s Steve Han (h/t Evening Standard), Tottenham Hotspur superstar Son Heung-min has flown back to London earlier than expected after his involvement with the South Korean national team.
Son had travelled to Austria for South Korea’s friendly encounters against Mexico and Qatar. During his time with the national team, the 28-year-old had been hit with a coronavirus scare, as five of his teammates tested positive for the virus. (h/t Evening Standard)
The in-form Spurs attacker was forced to isolate post the Mexico game with the rest of the squad but having tested negative, featured in the friendly against Qatar on Tuesday. The 28-year-old looked in good touch, assisting a goal as South Korea won 201. (h/t Evening Standard)
Following the fixture, the South Korea players were scheduled to fly back to their respective clubs on Wednesday. However, Tottenham had different ideas as the club sent out a private jet for the 28-year-old just a couple of hours after the friendly game against Qatar ended. (h/t Evening Standard)
This was confirmed when Son posted an image of himself at an airport on Tuesday afternoon on his social media, as he prepared to board a flight.
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Tottenham will be squaring off against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. And, having a well-rested Son available for the game will be extremely critical.
The 28-year-old has been in red hot form since the new season began, scoring 10 goals in 13 games.