Who will be the main character to fill the position of ‘captain’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham)?
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play an A-match friendly against Peru at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 16th.먹튀검증
While the national team was convened in Busan on the 12th to build a body, the Korea Football Association said on the 13th, “Son Heung-min underwent a minor sports hernia surgery in England after the last game of the Tottenham League on May 29. He is recovering.” informed of the operation.
At the official press conference on the morning of the 15th, coach Klinsman, who was asked about Son Heung-min’s participation, said, “I will be on the bench. I have to watch the situation because the situation is improving every day. The situation is better than right after the season ended. There is hope that we can do it, but we have to watch the situation today and tomorrow.
At the same time, coach Klinsman added, “Tomorrow Kim Seung-gyu will wear the armband,” adding that Son Heung-min’s captain’s armband will be worn by Kim Seung-gyu (33, Al Shabab) instead.
Son Heung-min showed good body movements in the training that took place after the press conference on the 15th. With a consistent bright face, he trained in harmony with the players, and after warming up, he practiced 5-to-2 stealing (rondo) normally.
However, coach Klinsmann was cautious about Son Heung-min.
Director Klinsman said, “Son Heung-min has to look at the situation. His heart always wants to be together, but he must prepare plans B and C, of course.”
Hwang Hee-chan, who wore the Wolverhampton Wanderers uniform in the 2021-2022 season, made a strong first impression on fans by scoring 5 goals in the league that season. Although it was sluggish in the second half of the season, after coach Hulen Lopetegui took the helm in the 2022-2023 season, he established himself as the main axis of the team.
Hwang Hee-chan finished the season with 4 goals and 3 assists despite struggling with injuries in the 2022-2023 season.
Klinsman said, “He has grown significantly compared to March. He did not play for a long time at Wolverhampton, but he looked good,” he said, paying attention to Hwang Hee-chan’s performance.
There is another player who can serve as a substitute for Son Heung-min. It is Lee Kang-in, who emerged as one of the best midfielders in Spanish La Liga in the 2022-2023 season.
Son Heung-min performed a ‘free-roll’ in the second line of attack in March under the guidance of coach Klinsman. He played a free role, moving between the center and the flanks and up front.
Lee Kang-in is a multi-player who can play as an attacking midfielder, left and right winger, second striker, and sometimes even up front. In the 2022-2023 season, he also played as a left wingback for his team.
If Son Heung-min is absent, Hwang Hee-chan and Lee Kang-in are expected to play the role of Son Heung-min, and there is one more player Klinsman mentioned. That’s Hyungyu Oh.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who moved to Celtic last January, showed amazing scoring ability by scoring 7 goals this season despite not having enough time to adapt to the winter transfer window. In addition, Oh Hyun-gyu lifted all of the Scottish Premiership, Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup and made a remarkable achievement of ‘domestic treble (three domestic crowns)’.
Coach Klinsman said, “Oh Hyun-gyu grew up at Celtic. He achieved a treble. Last March, although it was canceled for offside, he also shook the net in the national team game,” he said about the possibility of Oh Hyun-gyu’s appointment.