Asia Cup comes at the worst possible time for Tottenham
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Asia Cup comes at the worst possible time for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur are in red-hot form at the moment.

The north Londoners went second in the Premier League table after the Boxing Day fixtures after hammering Bournemouth 5-0, with Manchester City losing to Leicester City 2-1.

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That result came just days after they smashed Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park.

One man who has been at the forefront of those two excellent results was winger Heung-min Son.

The attacker has plundered four goals and two assists, and appears to have finally arrived after a sluggish start to the 2018/19 campaign.

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It’s seven goals in his last seven games now, and he will surely earn a Player of the Month nomination for his work in December.

Frustratingly for Tottenham though, Son will not be able to continue his fine form due to the arrival of the Asia Cup.

Worst possible timing for Spurs

Spurs fans have been waiting for Son to hit top gear all season.

The 2015 signing from Bayer Leverkusen already missed the start of Tottenham’s season by featuring for South Korea at the Asian Games.

That seemed to have a knock-on effect; the player appeared jaded on his return.

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Son will depart for the tournament after Spurs’ Premier League game with Manchester United in two weeks’ time, according to the club’s official website.

It’s a shame for Son, who may return from the United Arab Emirates in a similar state to when he came back from the Asian Games, which would not be ideal.

Spurs are attempting to catch league leaders Liverpool and the loss of in-form Son could see them lose ground.

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