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Son Heung-min suspended for Tottenham Champions League semi-final… but he had NO IDEA

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Son Heung-min suspended for Tottenham Champions League semi-final... but he had NO IDEA

Tottenham advanced to the last four of the Champions League after they knocked out Manchester City on away goals.

Son, whose goal had given them a 1-0 lead to take to the Etihad Stadium, scored twice in the opening ten minutes to lay the platform for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

They withstood a City onslaught in the second 45 to make the semi-finals.

But after the game, while the Tottenham forward was speaking with German media, he was informed, much to his surprise, that he would miss the first-leg of their semi-final with Ajax due to suspension.

“I didn’t know,” were the only words he could muster.

The South Korean picked up a yellow card in the 48th minute which was his third of the tournament so far.

Yellow cards are wiped after the quarter-final stage, but only for players who didn’t already have two to their name.

The idea being no player could miss the final through suspension.

Fallout from last night’s epic encounter includes:

– City’s classy gesture following defeat

– Tottenham fans demand Kane DOESN’T play in semi-final

– Did you see what Guardiola did after Llorente goal?

Son went from a high to a low once he realised he was suspended (Pic: GETTY)

Unfortunately for the 26-year-old though UEFA’s rulings are not quite as lenient for the semi-finals meaning he will be missing for the first-leg against Ajax.

It is a blow on a personal level for Son who has been so excellent for Tottenham this season.

But also for Pochettino who must now take on the conquers of Real Madrid and Juventus with his two star strikers.

Son Heung-min

Son was stunned to find out he would miss the first-leg (Pic: @archiert1)

Ajax

Ajax lay in wait after they beat Juventus (Pic: GETTY)

Harry Kane was injured in the first-leg and doesn’t look like returning before the season’s end.

It means the Argentine boss will have to enlist responsibilities to last night’s match winner Fernando Llorente.

The Spaniard, while being a handy option, has been largely routed to the bench this season and has been anything but prolific since his move from Swansea.

Tottenham host Ajax in the first-leg which Son will be absent for before travelling to Amsterdam for the return fixture.

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