Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-Min is likely to play a part in his side’s midweek Premier League clash with Watford. This is after Spurs were bundled out of two cup competitions in the space of a week,
Son played no part in Tottenham’s last 3 games due to his participation with South Korea in the Asia Cup competition. However, Korea’s exit at the hands of Qatar means he has returned earlier than expected.
It can be recalled that Tottenham were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on penalties to Chelsea, and also suffered a 2 nil defeat to Crystal Palace which effectively ended their FA Cup campaign last Sunday.
Pochettino revealed that Son was present at the training ground on Sunday and hoped that he’ll be available for the game against Watford. He said:
‘On Sunday we were with him on the training ground in the morning’
‘He’s so tired, he played three games. Very tough games.
‘Of course not too much energy on Sunday, but we hope he’ll be available and ready on Wednesday to help the team.’
Pochettino will definitely leverage the player’s presence in his bid to ensure that his side maintain their position on the Premier League table and subsequently achieve a top 4 finish by the end of the current campaign.
‘Of course I am disappointed because, after Thursday and today again, out of two competitions – you feel disappointed. You can’t feel anything different,’ Pochettino said.
‘But now we have to be positive. We are still in two competitions, in a good position in the Premier League and the Champions League is a massive motivation for the whole club. We have to be strong.
‘Now the realistic targets are trying to be in the top four, try and be close to Manchester City and Liverpool and reduce the gap.
‘To be a contender is always difficult for us. (Top four) is realistic.
‘Another is to try and beat (Borussia) Dortmund and be in the next round of the Champions League. That is tough.’