Heung-Min Son is unlikely to start for Tottenham against Liverpool on Saturday, according to the London Evening Standard.
The forward has played eight games in 26 days for South Korea, including matches at the Asian Games campaign where he won a gold medal.
Son and his gold-winning teammates are now exempt from mandatory military service, meaning he will no longer have to leave Spurs for 21 months before he turns 28.
The 26-year-old, who signed a new contract with Tottenham over the summer, will now return to his club but is unlikely to be in the best shape after a gruelling international schedule.
As a result, the Evening Standard claims Son probably won’t feature from the beginning in Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Liverpool at Wembley.
Son was on the scoresheet in last season’s corresponding fixture when Spurs beat the Merseysiders 4-1 at the national stadium.
During his most recent appearance for South Korea, the former Bayer Leverkusen attacker produced an unbelievable nutmeg pass.
Meanwhile, Dele Alli is expected to be fit for the Liverpool game despite missing England’s 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday with a muscle strain.
Hugo Lloris’ availability remains a mystery after the Tottenham skipper missed the defeat at Watford before the international break.