Spurs midfielder Son Heung-Min has rubbished concerns that he will return to White Hart Lane jaded after a hectic summer schedule.
The South Korea international began the summer with his country at the World Cup in Russia, where he bagged two goals including the memorable second in their win over Germany in their final group match.
After that tournament had concluded he then went to America for a preseason tour with Tottenham Hotspur, and then returned back to London for their opening Premier League match of the season.
After featuring for just 10 minutes in the win over Newcastle, Son was in the air again to represent South Korea in the Asian Games, a tournament which his nation made it all the way to the final and were crowned champions.
He has just spent the last week playing in a couple of international friendlies for his country, and has now headed back to London where he hopes to feature for Spurs in their huge Premier League clash with Liverpool at the weekend.
Despite the crazy summer he has endured, the Tottenham attacker has played down fears that he will be tired when he joins up with his club side again.
“I think this summer has been like any other summer, except that I’ve had to travel a little more,” ESPN quote him as saying.
“I always tend to play a lot [in summers]. And I am not the only one playing many minutes. Fatigue is an excuse.”
Son will need to ensure he is at his best when he is back in a Spurs shirt for two reasons. Firstly he has significantly competition for his place with the form of Lucas Moura while he was away, and secondly because Tottenham have some big matches coming up.
They face Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, before beginning their Champions League campaign on Tuesday evening. The Korean could have a big part to play in both matches if he is true to his word and is not tired.