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Tottenham will miss Son, Alli confesses


Tranmere Rovers’ English defender Steve McNulty (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli (R) during the English FA Cup third round football match between Tranmere Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur at Prenton Park in Birkenhead, north west England, on January 4, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /

Dele Alli admitted Tottenham will miss Son Heung-min when the in-form forward departs for the Asian Cup, but he hopes others step up.

Son, 26, has scored nine goals in his past 10 games for Spurs, who will be without the South Korea international after January 13 due to the Asian Cup.

Only Harry Kane (14 goals) has netted more times than Son (eight) for Spurs in the Premier League this season.


Alli acknowledged Son would be missed, but he feels Tottenham have enough depth to cover for his departure.

“Sonny leaving any team would be a great miss because he’s a great player,” he told UK newspapers.

“But, at the same time, we’ve got players that have been working hard and are ready to come in.

“He is obviously in great form and it will be sad to see him go but he will be back and we just keep going. Lucas [Moura] is a fantastic player as well, or whoever the manager decides to put in.

“I think seeing him [Son] every day in training, playing with him in games, you can see the quality he has.

“He’s an unbelievable player with both feet, and he has an eye for goals and can produce magic out of nothing. So no one is really surprised to see him in this form because he is a fantastic player and has amazing qualities.”

After crushing Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup, Tottenham host Chelsea in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final tie tomorrow.

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