South Korea coach anxious Tottenham star Son will 'cool down'

Jose Verdugo
Marcha 13, 2018

South Korea coach Shin Tae-Yong says he is pleased with the form of Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min but is concerned about potential burnout heading into the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

The 25-year-old has scored seven goals in his last four appearances for Spurs.

Set to deputise as a centre forward in place of the injured Harry Kane, who could reportedly be out of action until May with an ankle injury suffered against Bournemouth, Son's national boss, Tae-yong Shin has expressed his worries over whether his star man will be able to replicate his performances when it comes to this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

"I hope Son can perform in the World Cup like he now does for his club, but I'm concerned that Son's red-hot form could cool down around the World Cup period", Shin said at a news conference in Seoul.

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"No player can maintain his best form all season long", Yonhap News quoted coach Shin as saying on Monday, as he announced a 23-man squad for upcoming friendlies against Northern Ireland and Poland.

Shin said, "Swedish and German players [who we will face at the World Cup] are well built".

His goals prompted Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to say on Sunday: "Son is having a fantastic season, the best season since he arrived".

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