Despite undergoing surgery for a sports hernia, Son Heung-min made the team and played in the match.
Korean national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann thanked the captain.카지노사이트
At a press conference held at the Football Hall on June 22, Klinsmann and his staff shared their thoughts on the Korean national team and their overall assessment of the team’s four A matches since the June A match.
Led by Klinsmann, who was appointed in February, the Korean national soccer team failed to record its first win in four A matches in March and June with two draws and two losses.
Most importantly, he played the A matches with the players he and his staff personally identified and selected during the June call-up, but the team lost to Peru and El Salvador with one draw and one loss.
One of the hot topics of the June A match was Son Heung-min.
During a training session on June 13, it was revealed that Son had undergone surgery on a sports hernia shortly after the end of the league. In a later interview, he admitted to playing with the hernia for the entire season.
He was with the team for all of their training sessions, but against Peru, he watched his teammates from the bench, and against El Salvador, he came on as a late substitute and played about 20 minutes.
Asked if he shouldn’t have been selected if he knew Son had undergone surgery, Klinsmann said, “He told me the situation before the call-up and said he wanted to play.”
“He said he wanted to play 20-25 minutes against El Salvador. He’s the captain, he’s the leader. He’s getting better every day and I’m happy he’s playing in every training. He could have gone on vacation and I’m very grateful. He’s put in a lot of work on and off the field.”