Why is Son Heung-min not playing for Tottenham against RB Leipzig?

first_imgTOTTENHAM host RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie.But they’ll be a little short up front, with no Harry Kane or Son Heung-min.1 Son Heung-min is the latest absentee for Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham as he misses RB Leipzig clashCredit: ReutersThe South Korean has netted six goals in his last five matches for Tottenham – but will sit out the European affair.Why is Son Heung-min not playing against RB Leipzig?Son Heung-min will miss the Champions League clash after picking up an arm injury in the victory over Aston Villa on February 16.The attacker picked up the injury in just the first minute of the match, after colliding with Ezri Konsa.Yet, he proceeded to play the entire 90 minutes, even scoring twice including a winner in injury time.Scans after the match revealed that he has broken his arm, which means he will be out for some time.That becomes a worrying sign for Spurs who are already without Kane until April.It leaves Tottenham with just 18-year-old Troy Parrott as their only recognised central striker, while Lucas Moura has played up front along with Dele Alli as a false nine.And while Barcelona have been given special permission to sign a new forward following injuries to Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez, Tottenham will not have the same luxury.For the RB Leipzig game, Mourinho has gone with Lucas Moura up front with Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn in behind.📋 #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Gedson, Lo Celso, Dele, Bergwijn, Lucas.📲 @WilliamHill latest (18+)https://t.co/5rzKzwioi8#UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/BZnH3TwVuY— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 19, 2020 Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himWhen will Son return?The injury has all-but ended the South Korean’s season, with initial projections that he would miss the next ten games.That would have seen him return for Spurs’ clash against Bournemouth on April 18.But in his pre-match press conference for their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig, Jose Mourinho revealed that estimation was too generous, declaring Son could be out for the rest of the season.The Portuguese boss said: “I am not counting on Son playing again this season, in my mind no.”We are going to miss him. The club wrote a nice statement. If I was the one to write the statement I would write different. We miss him.”The situation couldn’t be worse. That is obvious. There is nothing we can do. We are going to play with the players we have available.”I was worried about not having attacking options on the bench, now I don’t have attacking options on the pitch.”last_img read more

Work to commence by February 1 – Harmon

first_imgCrime spree CoIThe Government is all set to establish yet another Commission of Inquiry (CoI), this time to probe killings during the period 2002 to 2008.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Monday disclosed that the Commissioners were slated to be appointed during this week and work was expected to commence on or before February 1.Harmon, during a brief interview with reporters, noted that there would be a series of CoIs to probe specific killings, especially the Lusignan and Bartica massacres, along with the numerous murders in Buxton.Minister of State, Joseph HarmonHe noted that every year commemoration ceremonies were held to mark the anniversaries of the killings and Government took the decision to get to the bottom of the issue. “So, during the course of this week, we will launch an inquiry into one period of the killings and you can rest assured that by the 1st of February that will commence on this inquiry,” he added.At his post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday, Harmon explained that the Coroner’s Inquest Act requires that an inquest be held into any unnatural death, and that was not done for those persons killed during that “troubled” period.Additionally, President David Granger has long been calling for a CoI into extra-judicial killings in Guyana. As a matter of fact, while in Opposition, the President in 2014 had tabled a motion in the National Assembly for the establishment of a CoI to investigate the incidence of criminal violence in Guyana from 2004 to 2010.During a televised programme in 2016, the Head of State had disclosed that in keeping with the promise he made as Opposition Leader, steps were being taken to compile the information needed for the probe to be held.Meanwhile, even as the coalition is adamant about probing the killings during the 2002 to 2008 era, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition had raised concerns, noting that Government should launch investigations dating back to the 1970s and not only the 2000s.In fact, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had accused the coalition Government of being selective in its calls for investigations and suggested instead that the probe be done into all the murders and all the missing weaponry.Since coming into office in 2017, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration has spent $175 million on 11 CoIs. In the case of the 2015 CoI into the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), it was disclosed that $51.8 million was expended. The CoI into the public service cost taxpayers $40.1 million while the 2016 CoI into the education sector cost $26.7 million. The inquiry into the 2016 prison disturbances cost $12.2 million, while the CoI into last year’s fire at the Drop-in Centre cost $1.3 million.Inquiries into conditions of veterans and the discovery of a foreign aircraft at Yupukari cost $14.8 million and $8.3 million respectively; and the inquiry into allegations made against the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) by Barry Dataram cost $1 million. The CoI into the October 2016 collapse of a mining pit that killed Keon Wilson cost $5.1 million and in the case of the inquiry into the release of a private vessel in Guyana’s waters, a total of $8.2 million was spent. The sum of $5.4 million was spent on the CoI into the alleged presidential assassination plot.Government has, for some time, faced accusations that it has ignored recommendations made by some of these very CoIs, such as the inquiry into the state of GuySuCo. Among other things, this CoI had produced recommendations that no estate should be closed. Government has, in fact, already stated it would forge ahead with closing all estates except Blairmont, Uitvlugt and Albion, thus rendering this piece of advice redundant.last_img read more