London - Son Heung-min is eager to return to form in time for South Korea’s World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan next week.
Spurs striker Son became the first Asian player to be crowned Premier
League Player of the Month after lifting the accolade for September,
but he has failed to find the net in the last seven games and has been
troubled by an ankle issue.
The 24-year-old will feature for South Korea in a friendly against
Canada on Friday, but next week’s qualifier against Uzbekistan will be a
far greater test of whether he can rediscover his scoring touch.
“It’s true that I’ve struggled after winning the award because of an ankle injury,” said Son.
“But it’s not just me; the whole team is having a difficult time.
With the national team, your strong mindset matters more than your form.
I came here to win.”
Korea currently lie third in their qualifying group - three behind leaders Iran and two adrift of Uzbekistan.
“We know the importance of the match (against Uzbekistan),” he added.
“Uzbekistan are a good team and that’s why they are in the second place.
“There are no easy opponents in the final round, so we’ll have a difficult game against Uzbekistan.
“We know we can take better position with a win, so we will prepare thoroughly.”