José Mourinho has showed that Tottenham striker Son Heung-min will probably be out for ‘some time’ following a hamstring harm in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle.
Son has begun the season in scintillating shape, netting at least 4 objectives in his aspect’s 5-2 win over Southampton remaining weekend. The South Korean world regarded in a similar fashion spectacular earlier than being substituted midway throughout the event, simply after he rattled the crossbar with a fierce strike.
After the sport, a annoyed Mourinho showed that the alternate used to be enforced, with Son choosing up a knock.
“It is an harm,” Mourinho mentioned in post-match press convention (by the use of the Replicate). “We will have him out for some time. It is his hamstring.”
Information of Son’s harm added insult to harm for Spurs, who had been denied 3 issues in opposition to the Magpies in debatable instances. Having totally ruled lawsuits, their 1-Zero lead used to be wiped by way of a 96th-minute penalty, the awarding of which as soon as once more sparked controversy about soccer’s new handball regulation.
Andy Carroll’s header struck an unsighted Eric Dier at the higher arm within the house, with referee Peter Bankes awarding a place kick after intervention from VAR. Spurs gamers had been raging on the resolution with Harry Kane narrowly keeping off a crimson card for his section within the post-match remonstrations.
This newest controversy continues the fad of divisive handballs being awarded because the Premier League season started previous this month.
The lack of Son comes at a horrible time for Mourinho as his aspect’s fixture listing is having a look specifically congested over the following couple of weeks. Having already performed 3 video games within the remaining seven days, Mourinho’s aspect host Chelsea within the EFL Cup on Tuesday, earlier than taking over Maccabi Haifa within the Europa League playoffs on Thursday. Son will most probably additionally fail to notice Tottenham’s travel to Previous Trafford subsequent Sunday.