Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has praised attacker Heung-Min Son for his quality in training and is delighted to have him back available on Sunday.
Spurs host Newcastle United at the weekend in the Premier League and the 27-year-old is available for selection for the first time this season.
Son missed the opening two league fixtures due to suspension, but it has given him the chance to work on his fitness and get back up to scratch.
The South Korea international was directly involved in 30 goals in 48 games across all competitions last season and is a major creative threat.
He is a versatile attacker that plays as a winger or a centre-forward and has turned out to be a £22million bargain (BBC).
It’s unclear on if he will walk straight back into the starting XI against Newcastle, but did score the winner in a 1-0 victory against them in the last meeting between the clubs.
Despite not kicking a ball in a competitive game yet this season, Pochettino has admitted that Son has looked great in training and feels the prolonged break may help him in the long run.
“We are happy in the last few weeks he (Son) was unbelievable in the way he was available to train and compete in every single training session and I hope it’s going to help the team from now,” Pochettino said, as quoted by Football.London.
“I think it was a good opportunity for him to build his fitness and have a proper pre-season which sometimes when you’re involved in competition is difficult. He is available to play to be in the perfect condition.”
Spurs have Son back in contention against Newcastle and he should be thrown straight into the XI, especially if he’s been performing to a high level in training.
The attacker is a goal threat around the penalty area with both feet and gives the team an extra edge with his pace and dynamism.
He will help create space for teammate Harry Kane and the North London club look a better side on paper when he’s involved.