A number of Tottenham Hotspur players have been present this week for pre-season training under new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.
The likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Joe Hart, Lucas Moura, Steven Bergwijn, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela and Cameron Carter-Vickers were all shown being put through their paces at the club’s training base at Hotspur Way.
Of course, because of this summer’s Euro 2020 and Copa America tournaments, there are some notable absentees.
This includes Harry Kane, who could lead England into their first major final since 1966 when they face Denmark at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.
Another player not present in Tuesday’s session was Son Heung-min.
The forward will be a key player for Espirito Santo in the upcoming season following a brilliant 2020/21 campaign that saw him named in the Premier League Team of the Year.
However, it might be a while before he puts in the hard yards for the new campaign.
Taking to social media this week before his Spurs teammates reported for pre-season training, Son uploaded an image to his Instagram page of him in a suit with a cryptic message that read: “I’m here.”
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With that said, Son’t whereabouts have since been confirmed.
He was back home in South Korea for a publicity event in Seoul on Monday, to mark the launch of commemorative medals.
“I believe the medal was produced to encourage me to work harder as a South Korean athlete and become a better player. I will remember the meaning behind the medals,” Son said.