“Son Heung-min is a very special player. An indispensable player in Korean soccer.”
Coach Jürgen Klinsmann of the national soccer team held his first training in the region at the Al Eglah Training Center in Doha, Qatar, compared to the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup on the 11th (Korea time), and met with reporters to talk about Son Heung-min’s influence.랭크카지노주소
Korea is considered a strong candidate along with Japan for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation Qatar Asian Cup. Majority of the experts say that Korea, which claimed to be an “Asian tiger” but failed to win the title for 64 years since 1960, will be able to overcome this time.
This is self-confidence with a reason. The “luxury corps” of “captain” Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Lee Kang-in (PSG), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) will support them.
Son Heung-min is the captain and key player of Tottenham in the English Premier League (EPL). Wearing the “captain’s armband” at Tottenham in the 2023-2024 season, Son is playing an active role regardless of the position of striker or winger.
He was ranked third (12 goals), following Mohamed Salah and Erling Holland (14 goals). He also scored goals in three consecutive matches from the Vietnam (6-0 win) match in October last year to the Singapore (5-0 win) match and the China (3-0) match in November.
“Son Heung-min is a very special player. He is a very special player in the national team, and I think he is an indispensable player in Korean soccer. What is important is that such a special player is playing a leading role. It is also very important to have a healthy tournament,” Klinsmann said, referring to Son, who played with a “facial fracture” injury during the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
“At the time, Son was not in 100 percent condition (due to injury), but he is now a healthy captain. I am very happy to be with him,” he said. Before starting the training, he had a close conversation with Son for about five minutes. When asked what he shared, he said with him, “It’s a secret.”
Lee Kang-in is also a must. He is reinvigorating the national team’s attack with his unique de-pressure and creative passes. He scored multiple goals in the match against Tunisia (4-0 win) in October last year, and scored consecutive goals in the match against Vietnam and Singapore. He also scored the finishing goal in the French Super Cup, which his team played before joining the national team, and was named the Man of the Match (MOM). “Lee is a young player who is in the spotlight around the world. I have high expectations for the future. I am paying attention to him in global soccer as well,” Klinsmann said.
“I have grown into a world-class defender over the past few years. I have leadership,” he said with a smile before starting the tournament. “I am forming a team with these good players.”
After arriving in Doha after midnight on Wednesday, the coach initially planned to have a recovery time at his local accommodation. However, he turned to the training center at the request of his team members who wanted to recover on the ground based on adjustment to the training site. The recovery training, which lasted about one hour, was completed in a friendly atmosphere.