“I plan to text all my friends in England a picture of myself somewhere on the beach.” This is the smile of striker Harry Kane, who marks his first year-end since moving to prestigious Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga. Son Heung-min, who was his best friend during the Tottenham days, may receive the text message, but Kane is “unfamiliar” with it. There is a reason. The Bundesliga started its winter break with 16 rounds on Monday (Korea time).
In contrast, the English Premier League (EPL) during the Christmas holiday is a different world. The English Premier League will mark the turning point of its season around Boxing Day. Boxing Day falls on the 26th, the day after Christmas, and is a public holiday of the British Commonwealth. The origin goes back to the Middle Ages. The lords prepared special gifts to the serfs on the day when all the Christmas parties were over. Boxes were filled with daily necessities and money. Nowadays, the day is more famous for enjoying sports games. There is an interesting law, too. If players fail to escape from the relegation zone (18th to 20th) during this period, they will fall to the secondary league next season.랭크카지노
As usual, Son is busier on Christmas. There are three games in a week. Starting with the game against Everton at midnight on the eve of the 24th, Son will play three consecutive games against Brighton on the 29th and Bournemouth on the 31st. Son has had 10 goals and 4 assists. He is third in scoring after Erling Holan (14 goals) and Mohamed Salah (11 goals) in scoring capacity.
Son Heung-min was so successful in the Boxing Day round that he was nicknamed “Sontaglaus.” Son scored his first goal in the match against Southampton in 2016, and he met with Southampton again in 2017 and scored one goal and two assists. In 2018, he scored multiple goals against Bournemouth. In 2021, he scored a wedge goal in the match against Crystal Palace, leading his team to a 3-0 victory. Son’s biggest Christmas gift is a goal.
Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) is also facing off. He will face Chelsea at 10 p.m. on Monday, Brentford on Wednesday, and Everton on Monday in succession. Hwang Hee-chan, who is ranking seventh in the EPL scoring category with eight goals, is enjoying his best season. Expectations are higher than ever.
The year-end of this year is more special because the Qatar Asian Cup is set to take place in January this year. The Korean soccer team will challenge to become the top player in Asia for the first time in 64 years since it won the title in 1960. The Asian Cup is an event that is mandatory for players to be elected as a member of FIFA’s governing body. European leagues can also be called in two weeks before the first match. Korea will play the first Group E match against Bahrain at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
European Taeguk Warriors, who have entered the winter vacation season, cannot enjoy their vacations indefinitely. Germany’s Lee Jae-sung (Mainz) and Jung Woo-young (Stutzgart), Serbia’s Hwang In-beom (Zvezda), and Denmark’s Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwhelan) will convene first next week to start the soaking process. Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), who is under controversy over his excessive pressure, needs more rest, so he leaves it up to his own self-reliance. However, he will not let go of his physical conditioning skills.
A-team coach Jürgen Klinsmann will unveil the list of 26 players who will participate in the Asian Cup on Friday. The main squad of the Klineman team will depart for Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, where off-season training camp will be held before arriving in Qatar on Jan. 2. Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan will join the team in Abu Dhabi..