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It is back to Champions League action for Tottenham this week as they take on Red Bull Leipzig in the first leg of the round of 16 stage of the competition.

Spurs go into the game off the back of a dramatic 3-2 win over Aston Villa in their last outing, with Son Heung-min netting the injury time winner to take a crucial three points back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

That win moves Spurs to within a point of the Champions League places in the Premier League, with Chelsea up next – a game which will see Tottenham leapfrog their opponents should they win.

However, full concentration will now go onto securing a place in the last eight of this season’s tournament.

Ahead of the game, take a look at the latest news from North London.

Major Son injury blow

Tottenham have been dealt a major blow ahead of the Champions League clash with the news that forward Son Heung-min is set to undergo surgery on a fractured arm.

The South Korean sustained the injury in the opening exchanges of the match against Aston Villa on Sunday, but played on, scoring the crucial goal in added time to give Spurs the full three points.

However, the attacker will now be out of ‘a number of weeks’ due to the injury, leaving Mourinho short on options going into a busy period.

Mourinho also gave a worrying update on the forward.

After the news of Son’s injury, Troy Parrott is the only recognised fit striker to have got near the first team at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season.

The 17-year-old is highly rates by Spurs with suggestions that he could now be given his chance to shine in the absence of both Kane and Son.

However, Mourinho has other ideas.

A statement via the club’s official website reads: “Heung-Min Son is to undergo surgery this week after sustaining a fracture to his right arm.

“The South Korea international suffered the injury during our win against Aston Villa on Sunday.

“Following surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son’s rehabilitation with the player expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks.”

Source: football.london

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