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Son apologizes to fans ahead of Asian Cup duty

Son apologizes to Tottenham fans as he prepares to leave for the Asian Cup

January 2, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The 26-year-old forward will be joining up with his South Korean teammates ahead of the winter tournament.

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min has rendered an apology to his teammates and fans of his club as he prepares to leave for South Korea ahead of the Asian Games. The 26-year-old, despite enduring a tough start, has impressed for Spurs, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in 16 matches.

Retrospectively, Son was not available to feature for Tottenham at the start of the league season. He was equally helping South Korea win gold at the Asian Games which held in Indonesia in August-September last year.

The Christmas festivities and New Year brought good tidings for the in-form forward who scored five goals in five appearances during the period. However, the former Bayern Leverkusen player has confirmed that he will be joining up with his national teammates after Spurs' clash with Manchester United on January 13.

He has since apologized to fans and teammates although he vowed to return in good shape for the reminder of the season. 

"Of course I feel very sorry because I miss already in September [Asian Games]," he said.

"I feel sorry for my team-mates, the fans, and the coaching staff.

"It's difficult. Sometimes you think it's a bit sad, but it is also important for my country.

"I hope I can keep my form for the national team and when I come back here again as well.

"I was tired after the Asian Games because in that tournament it was playing after [every] two or three days," he continued. 

"It is very important to be right mentally at the Asian Cup and to come back with a strong mind and be strong physically."

With his help, Tottenham reclaimed its second position in the Premier League with the 3-0 win over Cardiff on Tuesday. The White Lilies momentarily trail leaders Liverpool by six points with the Reds set to play Manchester City on Thursday.

Should South Korea make it to the final, Son could miss up to five matches for Spurs as the Asian Cup will span between January 5 to February 1, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.

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