The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Klinsmann, will play the first round of the evaluation in October against Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th. After that, the venue will be moved to Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th to hold the second match against Vietnam.
The national team was convened at Paju NFC on the 9th and held its first training session at 4 p.m. Players arrived one after another ahead of 2 p.m. of the convocation time. Son Heung-min arrived at Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 8th after playing against Luton Town on the 7th and immediately boarded a flight to Korea. Son Heung-min arrived in Paju around 2 p.m. on the 9th.
When Son Heung-min, dressed in a purple sweater and black pants, appeared from afar, fans shouted, “Sonny~.” Fans also sang the Tottenham theme song “Nice One Sonny.” A male fan was thrilled, saying, “Thank you for being born Son Heung-min.”
Son said, “Fan service was also a world class. He kindly signed autographs and took pictures of all 12 fans for about 10 minutes. When asked how his younger brothers felt about winning the Asian Games gold medal, Son Heung-min laughed, saying, “Congratulations.”
Son Heung-min has recently suffered a groin injury. Tottenham is also carefully controlling their playing time. On Son Heung-min’s management, Klinsmann said, “SON will not want to reduce his playing time either. We will talk to each other and relieve the burden of training. Organizational power is important to win the Asian Cup. The players, who are the core of the team, should continue to match their teamwork, he said, signaling Son Heung-min’s full-time participation.
In fact, Son Heung-min warmed up side by side with the national team players and rode a bicycle alone as he was excluded from the group training. He concentrated on training to recover from jet lag and condition. Coach Klinsmann’s plan is to relieve Son Heung-min’s training burden and draw 100% from the actual game. 스포츠토토
The national team atmosphere was warmer than ever as the “youngest line” such as Lee Kang-in, Seol Young-woo, Jung Woo-young and Hong Hyun-seok won the Asian Games gold medal. Jung Woo-young was the only one to bring a gold medal and bragged in front of the reporters.
Manager Klinsmann said, “I am proud of the Asian Games national team. I would have been relieved of stress by receiving military service exemption. Jung Woo-young and Lee Kang-in will also give many opportunities to the adult national team, he declared.
The national team warmed up for about 20 minutes with light stretching and played games such as running and tag. Since then, the players have conducted ball training as a group. Son Heung-min was excluded from the group training alone and warmed up with a bicycle.