Son Heung-min, a ‘fighting spirit’ that shines even in hernia surgery… The spirit of the claim “strong will to participate in the Peru game”

National team captain Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham)’s fighting spirit always shines. I am not in my condition due to sports hernia surgery, but I am determined to stand on the ground.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will start its second A-match in June. Peru (FIFA ranking 21st) will face off at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 16th. Then, they will face El Salvador (75th in FIFA rankings) at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 20th.

Cleansman Ho was convened on the 12th at Gudeok Stadium in Busan. According to Newsis and News 1 on the 13th, the players were divided into two groups, European and domestic, in a friendly atmosphere and had their first training session. Domestic players who played in the K-League until just before focused on recovery training, and Son Heung-min and others lightly warmed up by running and stretching.

Unexpected news also came.메이저사이트 Heung-Min Son recently surprised fans by recovering from hernia surgery. Newsis borrowed the words of an official from the Korea Football Association (KFA) and said, “Son Heung-min completed hernia surgery two weeks ago and has recovered a lot.” On this day, Son Heung-min only conducted light training in the aftermath of the surgery. He reassured fans by concentrating on training while maintaining his signature bright smile.

Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in are taking a break during training at Gudeok Stadium in Seo-gu, Busan on the 13th./Photo = New City 1

Heung-Min Son is talking to his teammates during training. /Photo = New City 1
A sports hernia is a disease that often occurs in athletes who play sports with a bent back, such as soccer, basketball, and tennis. It occurs when the intestine is out of place due to excessive movement and is pushed into a weak area of ​​the abdominal wall. After surgery, you need plenty of rest. However, Son Heung-min is said to have shown a strong will to participate in the game. A KFA official said, “It’s been two weeks since the surgery, but recovery is different depending on the person,” and “In the case of Son Heung-min, he wants to play himself.”

As such, Son Heung-min always maintains an attitude of fulfilling his responsibility as the captain of the national team. Last year, about three weeks before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, he suffered an orbital fracture in which his facial bones collapsed, but after surgery, he wore a protective mask and played in all World Cup matches. Despite the medical team’s diagnosis that he needed two months of rest and recovery at the time, Son Heung-min said, “If there is only a 1% chance, I want to play for my country. The World Cup is a stage that many children and soccer players dream of. I too have a dream. I ran.”

Whether or not Son Heung-min will participate in the game is expected to be decided at the discretion of coach Klinsman, coaching staff, and national team medical staff on the day of the match. As much as he strongly wants to participate in the game, there is a high possibility that he will show his fighting spirit to the fans again this time following the last World Cup. However, there is also an opinion that Son Heung-min should not play too hard as this A-match two consecutive matches are friendly matches and the upcoming 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup and the next season are ahead.