Heung-Min Son says he will have to accept Mauricio Pochettino’s decision if the Tottenham manager drops him from the starting line-up against Juventus.
Spurs face the Italian giants in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Wembley on Wednesday night.
Pochettino’s side came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in the first leg in Turin thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.
Erik Lamela was preferred to Heung-Min Son that night, and it was arguably the right call – the Argentine’s workrate was a crucial factor as the visitors fought back to earn a positive result ahead of the reverse leg.
When Son was selected in the starting line-up to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday, there were suggestions Lamela would again be preferred against Juventus.
But Sons’ match-winning brace – in addition to his two goals against Rochdale in the FA Cup last week – could see Pochettino reward the South Korean with another start on Wednesday.
Son himself has hinted he will be ready to make an impact regardless of whether he starts or not.
“I have to accept it if the gaffer doesn’t choose me: I just have to be ready if I come on or if I’m on the bench,” he said after the Huddersfield game (via Sky Sports).
“It’s a Champions League game against a difficult opponent. We play at home but we are not scared. We need to play our game, be confident and play forward like we play at Wembley. That’s the most important thing.”
With Spurs knowing a quick start against Juventus could aid their progress to the quarter-finals, I think Pochettino will opt for Son over Lamela.
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