Premier League legend and BBC Sport pundit Alan Shearer has given his thoughts on Tottenham Hotspur ace Son Heung-min, who has made the Premier League Team of the Week.
The South Korea international will be going under the knife after sustaining a fracture to his right arm during Spurs’ victory over Aston Villa.
Son scored twice against the relegation battlers but is now set for the sidelines, with the Tottenham website estimating “a number of weeks” out.
However, Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho questioned the timescale issued by the club and seriously doubts that the 27-year-old will be back this season, as reported by BBC Sport.
Against Villa, Son knocked home the rebound from his saved penalty to make it 2-1 to Tottenham to extend his scoring run to five matches.
He then missed several chances but made amends late on when he ran through after a Bjorn Engels mistake to slot home a cool finish for a 3-2 final score.
“A constant threat, getting six shots on target and scoring twice,” Shearer wrote about Son on the Premier League website.
“Despite being denied time and again by Reina, he kept his composure for the stoppage-time winner. He will be missed by Spurs.”
Son is a fantastic player, with an impressive 16 goals and nine assists in all competitions this term (Transfermarkt), and had been doing superbly in Harry Kane’s absence.
However, with Son now on the sidelines, Mourinho made it clear just how much of a setback Son’s injury layoff will be for Spurs – “the situation couldn’t be worse” (BBC Sport).
With Tottenham also missing Harry Kane through injury, the team is now severely hampered in attack – Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn and Troy Parrott are now the only fit forwards.
It makes Tottenham’s failure to hang on to Fernando Llorente last summer all the more baffling.