Conte 'confident' Son Heung-Min will return in time for the World Cup

Antonio Conte insists he’s ‘confident’ Son Heung-Min will feature at the World Cup despite the South Korea captain being forced off with an orbital fracture in Spurs’ Champions League win over Marseille

  • Antonio Conte says he is ‘hopeful’ Son Heung-Min will soon return from injury
  • The 30-year-old forward suffered a fractured orbital in Spurs’ win over Marseille
  • The Spurs boss said he is ‘confident’ Son will return in time for the World Cup 

Antonio Conte has provided an injury update on Son Heung-Min after the forward was forced off injured in Spurs’ final Champions League group stage fixture.

Son suffered a fracture to his orbital bone during the first-half of the game against Marseille after clashing heads with defender Chancel Mbemba and was forced off injured.

However, despite concerns that the South Korea talisman could miss the upcoming World Cup due to the injury, Conte revealed the 30-year-old is out of hospital and will likely be available for the tournament in Qatar.

Antonio Conte has said he is ‘hopeful’ Son Heung-Min will be able to return in time for the World Cup

Son suffered a fractured orbital bone after clashing heads with Marseille defender Chancel Mbemba

Speaking following Tottenham’s Premier League defeat to Liverpool the Italian manager explained: ‘With Sonny, I sent him a message after the surgery,’ 

‘Sonny was really, really disappointed with this situation but I hope for him to recover very well and to play in the World Cup because I was a player and I know the importance of the World Cup.

‘He missed us tonight. I’m confident that he can come back quickly and play in the World Cup. He’s not in hospital now, he’s home.’

Son serves as the captain of the South Korean national side and has won 104 caps for his country

The former Bayern Leverkusen forward has been an integral member of the South Korean national team ever since making his international debut in 2010.

Since then, Son has amassed 104 caps for his country and has scored 35 goals including seven in the nation’s qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup.

The Tigers of Asia are currently ranked 28th in the FIFA rankings and will begin their World Cup campaign when they face two-time winners of the competition Uruguay on the 24th of November. 

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