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Son needs to be protected' - Tottenham star's Olympics 2020 snub explained after absence from South Korea squad

The Spurs forward has been left out of his nation's squad for this summer's Games in Tokyo as his long-term fitness is at stake

South Korea coach Kim Hak-bum has revealed why Heung-min Son has been left out of his squad for this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo, despite Tottenham agreeing to his selection.
The 28-year-old was given the green light by his club side to play in Japan, despite his involvement in that competition being set to delay his return to Premier League action in 2021-22.

However he has been left out of the 22-man party, with long-term fitness concerns taken into account.

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