Tottenham striker Heung-min Son declares himself fit for World Cup

Tottenham striker Heung-min Son has assured South Korea supporters he will be fit to play at the Qatar World Cup.

The 30-year-old forward suffered a fracture around his left eye during Spurs’ win at Marseille on 1 November.

He had surgery on Friday and missed Spurs’ 2-1 defeat by Liverpool, but calmed lingering injury concerns with an Instagram message.

“I won’t miss this for the world. I can’t wait to represent our beautiful country,” Son wrote.

“I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you all for the messages of support I have received over the last week.

“I have read so many of them and truly, truly appreciate you all. In a tough time I received a lot of strength from you!

“Playing for your country at the World Cup is the dream of so many children growing up, just as it was one of mine too.”