Tottenham have been dealt a major Heung-min Son blow on Friday.
Tottenham vs Morecambe
Tottenham are set to play out their first FA Cup outing of the 2021/22 season on Sunday.
Spurs will play host to League One outfit Morecambe at 2 pm UK time.
Tottenham, of course, head into the clash as very heavy favourites and should have little issue dispatching Morecambe even with a weakened eleven.
Antonio Conte, however, may wish to field a strong side to ensure the north Londoners are not the victims of an FA Cup upset as, following their last outing, the FA Cup now looks to be Spurs’ only decent chance of silverware this campaign.
Heung-min Son blow
Chelsea and Tottenham would face off at Stamford Bridge in the first of two League Cup semi-final ties on Wednesday.
Tottenham lost the tie by two goals to nil and now face a huge uphill task next week in the return leg.
The Lilywhites, though, will have to face off with Thomas Tuchel and co. without one of their star men.
Antonio Conte held his pre-Morecambe press conference on Friday. When speaking to the media, Conte stated that Heung-min Son has picked up an injury and will not train until the international break at the end of this month.
This means Son will miss the FA Cup tie with Morecambe, the second leg of the League Cup semi-final vs Chelsea, a north London derby with Arsenal, and league meetings with Leicester and Chelsea.
Barring the Morecambe game, all those matches are ones Spurs really need Son for, making it a huge blow for Antonio Conte and co.
— Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) January 7, 2022