Jose Mourinho has revealed that Heung-Min Son will be available to return from his hamstring injury after the international break.
The South Korean international was replaced at half-time in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle on Sunday and the Spurs boss admitted that Son would be out for a “while”.
Son missed a five matches last season after fracturing his arm at Aston Villa in February and looked set to spend another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
However, Mourinho was asked about the extent of his injury after his Tottenham side beat Chelsea on penalties to reach the last-eight of the Carabao Cup and provided a positive update on the fitness of the 27-year-old.
He said: (quotes via Football.London) “We will have him back after the international break.”
It means that Son will certainly miss Thursday’s Europa League play-off against Maccabi Haifa and then Sunday’s trip to Manchester United, but could be fit for the West Ham game on 17 October – Spurs’ first after the international break.