Before the Asian Cup begins on January 12, the 31-year-old is anticipated to join the South Korean national team.
On Friday, January 5, Spurs were playing Vincent Kompany’s team in the cup, and the Tottenham supporters were hoping that their star player would play one more game before leaving.
However, Postecoglu has confirmed Son won’t be available, dashng their expectations.
In response to a question about Son’s availability to play against Burnley in the FA Cup, Postecoglu stated, “No, he won’t be.” He is leaving.
Pape Matar Sarr, who was scheduled to depart for the African Cup of Nations before suffering a hamstring injury during the weekend’s victory against Bournemouth, will also be unavailable for Tottenham.
Ivan Perisic, Manor Solomon, Ryan Sessegnon, and Cristian Romero are all long-term injured, along with important first team players Micky van de Ven, James Maddison, and Cristian Romero.
Dejan Kulusevski, who was suspended during the match against Bournemouth, is back in the lineup.
Rodrigo Bentancur’s earlier than expected return was another plus for Spurs.
Postecoglou described it as “super” prior to the Bournemouth match. He’s had a great training week with us, and during our nice conversation yesterday, he expressed a strong want to return.
“Having him return is fantastic, especially after the quick turnaround from the other day. With all the injured boys, they’re all a little frustrated they can’t help the team out at the moment.”