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Son Heung-Min returning to Tottenham after Korea crashes out of Asian Cup


South Korea v Qatar - AFC Asian Cup Quarter Final Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images

Son Heung-Min is coming home. The final whistle just blew in the Asian Cup quarterfinal match between South Korea and Qatar, and the Qataris have completed the upset, winning 1-0 and knocking the Taeguk Warriors out of the competition.

This is undoubtedly fantastic news for Tottenham Hotspur and its supporters. Spurs are in a YUGE injury crisis with Dele Alli and Harry Kane both out until March, and in the two matches since Kane went down Fernando Llorente has been... well, let’s just call it “less than stellar.” So having the “S” in DESK return earlier than expected to lead the line for Spurs is incredible.

HOWEVER, Korea’s loss means that Sonny will be sad, and that’s also a hard thing to accept. Sonny is an angel sent down to earth to make us all happy, and he loves playing for his country. I am happy that he is coming home sooner. I am not happy that Sonny is not happy. This is what I posted on Twitter ahead of Korea’s match against Bahrain earlier in the week.

But after watching Spurs’ offense sputter for two straight matches, I’m ready for our Large Adult Son to take his rightful place in Tottenham’s attack. It’s unlikely that he’ll be ready in time for the FA Cup match against Crystal Palace, but a return in the midweek Premier League match vs. Watford at Wembley is a possibility.

Welcome home, Sonny. You have been missed more than you know.