Tottenham has permitted Heung-min Son and Steven Bergwijn to return to their home countries with the Premier League season suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Heung-min Son is recovering from a broken arm. The South Korean left London on Friday with his parents. The family will spend two weeks in isolation as the country’s government requirement.
While in his home country, the 27-year-old will take part in the club’s remote training program. This is set to begin via video call on Monday.
Steven Bergwijn has as well returned to Holland ahead of the birth of his first child.
A statement from Spurs read, “The club has permitted Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn to return to their home countries.”
“Sonny has flown back to South Korea for personal reasons. Also, Steven has traveled to the Netherlands ahead of the impending birth of his first child.”
“Both players will continue with their individual rehabilitation and training programs during their time away.”
Son had only returned back in the UK a few weeks after he returned to Seoul for surgery on a broken arm in February.
He was forced into two weeks of isolation and had only been back at the club’s Hotspur Way training complex for a week or so before it was closed following the government’s instructions to stay home.
The enforced Premier League break has actually worked in the SouthKorean, Son’s favor as he looked set to miss most of the season due to the injury. But he should now be fit when the program eventually resumes.
Spurs have been providing players with the equipment they need to complete their exercise program while at home. Manager, Jose Mourinho has as well been contacting members of the squad. Therefore, every player was assigned a coach to oversee their individual program with the live video training session.