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Tottenham captain Heung-min Son injures finger in team spat before Asian Cup exit

Tottenham Hotspur and South Korea captain Heung-min Son sustained an injury to his finger during an altercation with teammates on the eve of the team’s shock Asian Cup semi-final defeat to Jordan, according to the Guardian.

A disagreement reportedly arose when younger players wanted to play table tennis after a team dinner. Son and other senior figures took issue with this.

A verbal exchange ensued and Son injured his finger in the process. The incident also reportedly involved Paris Saint-Germain star Lee Kang-in.

This revelation comes following South Korea’s disappointing Asian Cup campaign. They crashed out of the tournament after succumbing to a 2-0 loss at the hands of 87th-ranked Jordan.

Despite the team’s exit, manager Jurgen Klinsmann did not resign. He announced that he would analyse the tournament and discuss its positives and negatives with the South Korean Football Federation.

Son’s return to action for Tottenham was impactful. He came off the bench with his finger bandaged and provided a crucial assist for the winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

His manager Ange Postecoglou hailed him as a world-class player after leading them back into the top four spot ahead of Aston Villa.

Postecoglou defended Son against potential criticism, highlighting his impressive Premier League record and his contribution to Tottenham’s success. 

Son’s return will hopefully spur Tottenham to a top-four finish, the only target in view after crashing out of the FA and Carabao Cups. 

He will look to put behind the international disappointment and guide his club back into the Champions League at the end of this season.

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