Tottenham Hotspur welcomed back their star forward Heung Min Son sooner than expected from the Asian Cup after South Korea surprisingly was knocked out of the tournament by Qatar. The forward, who missed three games, now returns to Tottenham claiming he was completely drained.
“I wasn’t fully prepared,” he told reporters. “I felt physically empty. I feel so sorry to have let down my team-mates, coaches and the fans. I would rather not speak about it really but I haven’t felt right physically. I was losing sleep – I should have looked after my condition better.”
“I thought I would start to feel better and grow into the tournament but it just didn’t happen. Many people expected big things of us and I’m annoyed at myself for not being able to step up. I know I didn’t perform well.” Son’s comments are worrying for Spurs after the club was knocked out of two cups in the space of three days, while they have also lost Harry Kane and Dele Alli to injuries.