Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min has been named in South Korea’s 23-man squad for this year’s Asian Games, which will see him miss the start of the 2018-19 campaign.
Son represented his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer, and will also be in action in the Asian Games, which begin a week after the start of the new Premier League campaign, which is now only around the corner.
Spurs start away to Newcastle United on August 11, and whilst the Asian Games do not get underway until August 18, Son will be training with his country ahead of the competition.
The Asian Games will not end until September 2, meaning that Son will miss Premier League matches against Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United and Watford, which is far from an ideal situation.
The Tottenham fans, who have a very high opinion of Son, have been reacting to the situation on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are not best pleased.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) July 16, 2018
Not good. Does he have to do national service too?
— Conor Greenan (@conorphoto) July 16, 2018
Son away Kane knackered. Keep the good news coming
— Ian Meth (@shaggy1712) July 16, 2018
How is he suppose to get a rest for the new season, can see poch saying to him have a few weeks off after that tournament and then it’ll take a few weeks for him to get match fit and get starting role again, see u in November sonny lol
— Dean Belton (@DeanBelton1) July 16, 2018
Right that means we will more than likely be missing; Lloris, Tripps, Rose, Toby, Jan, Dier, Dembele, Son, Alli, Kane for our opening games, starting XI; Vorm, Aurier, Sánchez, Foyth, Davies, Vic, Winks, Lucas, Sissoko, Lamela, Llorente
— Nathan Stannard (@NathanStannard) July 16, 2018
They will be putting a team of reserves out for the Newcastle game at this rate
— BigPhillyStyle (@Housecat36) July 16, 2018