Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min will be returning to the Premier League after South Korea were eliminated from the Asian Cup on Friday, as covered by Sky Sports.
Son’s side were stunned by Qatar in their quarter-final, Abdulaziz Hatem scoring the only goal of the game.
Fresh from clinching victory in the Asian Games in the summer – a result which means Son will not have to serve in the military during his career – South Korea were heavily fancied going into the mid-season tournament.
However, Son will now return to Spurs earlier than expected after their surprise elimination.
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The news will come as a welcome boost to manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has struggled with a spate of injuries in recent weeks.
The Brazilian, however, missed a penalty in the shootout as Spurs were eliminated after a 2-1 defeat on the night (2-2 on aggregate).
Pochettino’s men face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup on Sunday, before a Premier League clash with Watford in midweek.
And Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to express their joy at Son’s imminent return.
welcome home Son
— Alex (@biscuitbeck) January 25, 2019
— Ryan Hughes (@Ryan77Hughes) January 25, 2019
Son back in for Watford or am I being optimistic? Either way, we can all agree that this is some good news. Heads up, Tottenham. #COYS 🎉
— Kerry 💙⚽️ (@KerryCOYS) January 25, 2019
THE PRODIGAL SON RETURNS #COYS
— Sam Sheard (@SamJSheard) January 25, 2019
Feel bad for Son but so glad he's coming back to North London #THFC
— Shaun Adams (@loopysheep) January 25, 2019
— Adam McGroarty (@AdamMcGroarty1) January 25, 2019
QATAR JUST ELIMINATED SOUTH KOREA, HEUNG-MIN SON IS COMING HOME TO SAVE OUR SEASON pic.twitter.com/x4blxaa5JK
— • ᴊᴀᴄᴋ • (@JxckTHFC) January 25, 2019
What a shame we get Son back earlier than expected
— Jack.A (@MiraculousMoura) January 25, 2019