Ange Postecoglou provides update on Son Heung-min's injury
Tottenham are now winless in the last five Premier League games
After Son Heung-min of Tottenham hobbled off during the loss to West Ham, Ange Postecoglou is worried about his fitness.
Thursday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Irons overcame a late deficit to win 2-1, extending Spurs’ winless streak to five matches. In his return to action back from being suspended, Cristian Romero gave the Spurs the lead early on.
Although they dominated the game for the majority of it, goals from Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse in the second period gave East London the victory.
Postecoglou has cause for concern after seeing just one point from their last five games despite leading in each of them. To make things more severe, Son’s injury is now a concern.
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In the 88th minute, the prolific attacker hobbled off the pitch to be replaced by rookie Alejo Veliz.
In his post-match news conference, a dejected Postecoglou responded to a question regarding the South Korea international by saying:
“The last update I got was late last night. He was a bit sore after the game, obviously. We’ll see how he recovers today. There were a couple of others with knocks but I don’t think anything significant.”
Tottenham has dropped from league leaders and eventual champions to fifth place in the standings, equal on points with the much-maligned Manchester United, during their present run.
Now that Son has joined a very busy recovery room that also contains James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, and Rodrigo Bentancur, finishing for the top four may prove difficult.
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