Nuno Espirito Santo revealed Son Heung-min is a doubt for Saturday’s conflict with Crystal Palace after returning injured from worldwide obligation.
The 29-year-old returned early from South Korea, lacking their World Cup qualifier with Lebanon because of a calf downside suffered in opposition to Iraq.
And Nuno confirmed that Son, who has scored essentially the most profitable targets within the Premier League for the reason that begin of final time period (8), could not characteristic at Selhurst Park.
“Like a few of our gamers, he got here again with some points,” stated Nuno, who was named the Premier League’s Supervisor of the Month for August on Friday.
“Sonny isn’t so effectively, however let’s await the membership to make the right announcement and clarify to you higher what sort of harm he has.”
Requested for additional clarification, Nuno responded: “I don’t know. Let’s wait and see. The medical doctors will make the right diagnostics.”
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The potential lack of Son will place additional impetus on Harry Kane, who has been concerned in 12 targets in 14 Premier League video games in opposition to Palace (7 targets, 5 assists).
Certainly, solely Thierry Henry (43) has scored extra targets in London derbies than Kane (38) however Spurs will even be with out Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez as they appear to take care of their excellent top-flight begin.
When questioned on the whereabouts of his South American trio, Nuno defined: “I can let you know that they’re in Croatia. That’s what we determined to do to attempt to keep away from extra issues.
“So the answer was to attempt to get them in a rustic the place after that they’ll be a part of the group. Now they’re working with the sports activities science, a physio, in Croatia.”