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Spurs face toughest of tests without rising Son

By Staff Reporter

Son Heung-min's bright start to life at Tottenham has been halted by a foot injury that not only rules him out of tonight's trip to Monaco but the next few weeks.

He has shown no signs of his lofty £22million price tag weighing him down, seamlessly making the transition from Bayer Leverkusen to Spurs.

Son has netted three goals in five appearances and would have had another was it not for the offside flag in the 4-1 league win against Manchester City on Saturday.

The South Korean international was replaced by Clinton Njie with 13 minutes remaining of a match in which Tottenham confirmed the forward picked up an unspecified foot injury.

Mauricio Pochettino was pressed on Son's injury ahead of tonight's Europa League tie in Monaco - a match the Spurs head coach confirmed the 23-year-old would miss, as well as his country's upcoming matches against Kuwait and Jamaica.

"I think that it will be a few weeks, but it is an injury that we need to assess every day. We are lucky that we have the international break for two weeks and hope it is a quick recovery," he said.

Son is joined on the sidelines by Ryan Mason, Mousa Dembele, Alex Pritchard and Nabil Bentaleb, while Kyle Walker has been rested for the Group J tie.

Pochettino added: "In the summer they lost players like Anthony Martial, Aymen Abdennour and Layvin Kurzawa.

"Still, they are a very good team, with young players."

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