Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham Hotspur) could be available for selection against Fulham.
Tottenham Hotspur will host Fulham in the ninth round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on April 24 at 4 p.m. ET. Tottenham is in first place with six wins and two draws (20 points), while Fulham is 12th with three wins, two draws and three losses (11 points).
One of the biggest questions leading up to the game was the fitness of Son Heung-min. Son underwent surgery for a groin hernia at the end of last season. The after-effects of the surgery lasted into this season, and he was not at full fitness. As a result, he was substituted midway through the second half in each of the last five PL games – against Burnley, Sheffield United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Luton Town.
After being called up to the national team in October, Heung-min worked on his recovery and trained with the team a day before the first match against Tunisia. He was eventually ruled out of the match against Tunisia and played the full game against Vietnam.
“As a soccer player, you have to deal with injuries,” said Son Heung-min. I thought about it a lot, but the idea of coming to Korea and not playing in front of the fans was unacceptable to me. I talked to the coach and told him that I would play,” he explained.
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Son departed for London via Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 19th. He wrote on his personal social media, “I’m going back to London after spending a happy day thanks to the fans of this October A match. I am so grateful for this honor and love, and I will go back to my team and greet you at the stadium with a fun and strong appearance,” he wrote.
Head coach Enze Postecoglou’s pre-match press conference confirmed that Son is in good shape. “It was a very positive A-match break for us,” said Postecoglou. All the players who were called up to the national team are back and the medical reports are good, so we don’t have any major problems in terms of fitness,” he explained.
“Destiny Udoji and Mickey van der Penn made their national team debuts. Giovanni Lo Celso also played for Argentina and it was really good. Everyone did well. 굿모닝토토 주소All the players who went to the national team should be able to play. We’ll see what happens with Brennan Johnson over the next few days.”
There was no specific mention of Son Heung-min, who was included in the overall category of those who were called up to the national team, but Postecoglou said, “All the players who were called up to the national team are back and the medical reports are good, so I don’t think there are any major problems in terms of fitness.” That tells us that there are no problems.