South Korea coach Paulo Bento stated on Thursday that Son Heung-min can be chosen for the World Cup in Qatar.
He, nonetheless, admitted that he doesn’t have a backup plan if the ahead doesn’t get better from a facial harm in time.
After present process surgical procedure to stabilise a fracture round his left eye, Tottenham Hotspur’s Son stated in an Instagram put up on Wednesday that he can be accessible for choice on the World Cup.
Moreover, he stated that if essential, he would play whereas sporting a masks.
The 30-year-old sustained the harm in Tottenham’s 2-1 Champions League tie at Olympique de Marseille final week, and is recovering steadily.
“In fact, he’s going to be chosen,” Bento informed reporters, including that there was no ‘Plan B’.
“It’s a state of affairs that’s going to demand sure issues and variations. We must always let him come and do what he ought to do. And after that, we’ve time to make the fitting choice and greatest selections for all of us.
“For us, it’s one thing regular from Sonny. We already had different moments the place he was injured and he needed to play. So it’s not a shock in any respect for us.”
South Korea’s hopes on the World Cup, which kicks off on Nov. 20, closely depend on captain Son, who has scored 35 targets in 104 appearances for his nation.
South Korea will play Uruguay, Ghana and Portugal within the group stage, with their first match in opposition to South People on November 24.