Heung-Min Son
Son Heung-min scored two goals for South Korea in the 5-0 victory over Laos Getty

Son Heung-min looks close to full fitness ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League clash with West Ham United on 22 November, with the South Korea international netting a brace in his national team's 5-0 win over Laos. This was his first starting appearance following a six-week injury lay-off and follows him providing two assists off the bench in a win against Myanmar last week.

Son made just two substitute appearances for Spurs after returning from six weeks on the sidelines, having sustained a foot injury during the win over Manchester City on 26 September that curtailed a promising start to life in North London.

Mauricio Pochettino expressed concerns about the South Korean playing in the international break. "We need to speak a little bit to arrive at the best thing for him, for his national team and for us. It is a very long way [to go]. It is another matter and we need to speak with him and with the national team," he said.

But Son promised his manager last week that time with the national team will help him to "come back stronger" ahead the upcoming derbies against West Ham on 22 November and Chelsea one week later – with a Europa League game against Qarabag in-between.