'Some issues': Nuno hints £192k-a-week Spurs star won't feature against Palace
Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo has hinted that Son Heung-min might not feature in Saturday’s return to Premier League action.
The Tottenham forward suffered a calf issue while on international duty with South Korea.
Son played the full 90 minutes for his nation in their goalless draw with Iraq on Thursday 2 September.
However, he sat out the subsequent World Cup qualifier against Lebanon after hurting his right calf.
“He felt some pain on Saturday and after that he tried to train again on Monday,” South Korea boss Paulo Bento said.
“He felt again some discomfort. We decided that the best decision was that he doesn’t play.”
Son returned to Tottenham but, in Friday’s press conference ahead of the Crystal Palace game, Nuno couldn’t provide a very positive update.
“Like some of our players, he came (back) with some issues,” football.london quotes him as saying.
“Sonny is not so well, but let’s wait for the club to make the proper announcement and explain to you better what kind of injury he has.”
When asked whether the £192,000-a-week star had a long-term injury, Nuno replied: “I don’t know.
“Let’s wait and see. The doctors will make the proper diagnostics.”
Spurs will definitely be without Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez until next week.
The trio are currently in Croatia after linking up with Argentina and Colombia in red-listed mainland South America for the international break.
They’ll be able to train outdoors for 10 days and then return to the UK without quarantining rather than have to spend that time in a hotel.