The South Korean national team management are concerned about the fitness of Heung-Min Son ahead of this summer’s World Cup, according to Korean reports.

Son has failed to score in his last nine appearances in all competitions for Tottenham – that’s despite finding the net 18 times in all competitions this term.

The 25-year-old scored 21 times for Spurs last season and has become one of the most important attacking playes in the squad over the last two campaigns.

However, Son hasn’t scored since bagging a brace against Bournemouth in a 4-1 at the Vitality Stadium back in March.

According to Korean outlet Naver Sports, Son has been struggling with both fatigue and a slight ankle problem in recent weeks.

Those issues are apparently a concern for the South Korean national team, who will play in Group F alongside Germany, Mexico and Sweden at the World Cup next month.

That’s a tough group, and South Korea will need their star player fully fit and available if they are to stand a chance of progressing to the knockout stages.

With Champions League football already secured, perhaps Mauricio Pochettino will consider giving Son a rest for Tottenham’s final game of the season against Leicester City on Sunday.



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