Hiddink: “The 2002 World Cup would have been different with Son Heung-min”

Former national soccer team manager Gus Hiddink praised Son Heung-min on a Korean morning program.

Hiddink, who was visiting South Korea, appeared on KBS1’s ‘Morning Madness’ on the 9th and answered “of course” when asked if the outcome of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup 홀덤사이트 would have been different if Son Heung-min had been present.

“I’ve been watching Tottenham Hotspur, and Son Heung-min is a really great player,” Hiddink said, adding, “He’s also the captain of Tottenham.” He praised Son Heung-min. “I enjoy watching his game and his dedication,” he added.

When asked if he would ever coach the South Korean national team again, Hiddink smiled, saying, “The road to the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals was not easy.” “It was good to talk about the process with him and I enjoyed his warm words,” Hiddink said.

Hiddink also expressed his affection for former Incheon United coach Yoo Sang-chul, who passed away in 2021 after battling pancreatic cancer. “His role in the team was very important,” he said, recalling the soccer player as a player who played with a broken nose. “It still hurts that he is no longer with us,” he added.

Kim Nam-il, who played with Hiddink on the Korean national team, his wife Kim Bo-min, announcer Kim Bo-min, and son Kim Seo-woo-gun also appeared on the broadcast.

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