Tottenham give fresh Son Heung-min injury update as Newcastle deal with several issues

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Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has been speaking about Son Heung-min's fitness.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou admitted captain Son Heung-min felt 'sore' after the game against West Ham but didn't think it was something significant to keep him out this weekend. Spurs are without a win in their last five Premier League matches, losing four and drawing one.

Son has assumed a significant leadership role since the departure of Harry Kane in the summer and an injury to him will leave Richarlison as the only striker they have going into the crunch encounter against Newcastle United. Asked what the situation of the South Korean forward was, Postecoglou allayed fears.

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He told reporters ahead of the game: "Nothing really. The last update I got was late last night and he was a bit sore after the game obviously but the extent of it we'll need to see how he recovers today. There were a couple of others with knocks but I don't think anything else significant."

Newcastle are likely to be without a dozen players, including goalkeeper Nick Pope, who could be sidelined until April. Eddie Howe's side also lost 3-0 to Everton on Thursday night and will be looking for an instant response in north London.

Tottenham, meanwhile, made history with their defeat against West Ham by becoming the first team in Premier League history to score first in five consecutive games without winning any of them. The positives are, they have scored in 27 consecutive fixtures and created enough to win games.

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