Son hopes for goal-scoring return against Myanmar

Son Heung-min hopes to cap his return to the international arena with a goal when South Korea face minnows Myanmar in Asian Cup and World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward sat out October’s international fixtures with a foot injury, but is ready to return to national duty after making his club comeback in the Europa League recently.

Son says his six-week absence will not affect his match fitness too much, but warned that the game could be difficult nonetheless.

"My club didn't want me to make the trip, worried that I would reinjure my foot, but I said I really wanted to go,” he told the Yonhap News Agency.

“I've been training all along (during the injury layoff) and I don't think conditioning will be a concern. If I do get to play, I will give everything I have.

"Matches like these could be more difficult to play. It's important to get the first goal early. I am looking to score every time I enter a game, whether it's for the club or the national team, but football isn't an individual sport."

If Son doesn’t play a part in Thursday’s match at the Suwon World Cup Stadium, then he is likely to see game time against Laos on Tuesday next week in Vientiane.