Tottenham star reveals he was on painkillers for significant amount of season

Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son has revealed that he has had to play the final six weeks of the season on painkillers.

The South Korea international has played a major role for Spurs during the campaign, having made over 50 appearances across all competitions, however, his form started to dip towards the back-end of the year.

Son stated that he had been suffering from a minor ankle problem but believes he will be fine, stating that it was just a small issue.

“I really played a lot this season, but luckily I had no big injuries and gained some experience,” he told the London Evening Standard.

“I did take painkillers for the last six weeks to play in matches, but there aren’t footballers who are free from injury. I’ll take some rest this week, and I’ll be fine.”

The 25-year-old has been called into his national team for the World Cup tournament this summer, but he revealed that he has no concerns about the competition, believing he will be fine when he gets some rest.

Son will have a busy summer with South Korea, as they will play in a number of warm-up games before the finals in Russia, whilst they will also compete against Sweden, Mexico and Germany in the group stages.

Tottenham will be hoping that he does not suffer any serious injuries during the tournament and will be looking to welcome him back to White Hart Lane following the conclusion of the competition in a good condition.