Son apologises for missing Premier League opening for Spurs
Tottenham star Son Heung-min has apologised for potentially missing the first month of Spurs’ season to play for South Korea in the Asian Games.
The Asian Games begin on August 14, three days after Spurs begin their Premier League campaign against Newcastle.
Should defending champions South Korea reach the final on September 1, Son could miss Tottenham’s next three games, against Fulham, Manchester United and Watford.
The 26-year-old has expressed his regret that he won’t be present for the beginning of Tottenham’s 2018-19 campaign.
“I should obviously say sorry,” Son told Goal. “I’ll be away from the team for quite some time, so I want to say sorry to the manager and my teammates.
“I’m sure my teammates will be able to fill the void sufficiently, but I still feel sorry about having to leave the team during the season.
“I’m thankful to them for creating a great environment for me. They made a good offer to me, so I was able to sign the extension.
“The club expressed that they really respect me, so I signed the contract extension without having to put too much thought into it.
“Fans have congratulated me for signing the contract extension, but it’s actually me who should thank the club, our manager and my teammates.”