Son Heung-min, who hugged Lee Kang-in, “Now I’m thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be okay without me?'” [On-site interview]

Son Heung-min, who hugged Lee Kang-in, “Now I’m thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be okay without me?'” [On-site interview]

 Son Heung-min, captain of the Korean national team, praised the players for their huge win against Tunisia, saying, “They played so well that I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be better without me?’”

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, finished its first October international match against the Tunisian national soccer team at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th with a 4-0 win.

Klinsmann, who had his first win against Saudi Arabia in the international match last September, succeeded in winning his second consecutive international match by winning this game against Tunisia.

Korea won 4-0 thanks to Lee Kang-in’s consecutive goals in the 10th and 12th minutes of the second half, opposing defender Meria’s own goal in the 22nd minute of the second half, and Hwang Ui-jo’s goal in extra time in the second half.

Son Heung-min did not play in this game. Son Heung-min recently faced controversy due to the aftermath of an injury at his team, Tottenham Hotspur. Previously, after the match between Tottenham and Liverpool, news about Son Heung-min’s injury status was reported through local British media, and Tottenham coach Angie Postekoglou also admitted that Son Heung-min’s condition was not 100 percent.

Son Heung-min has not played full-time at Tottenham recently. He is catching his breath after playing for about 60 minutes after starting. In the meantime, he continues to maintain his sense of goal by scoring a goal.

Even after being called up to the national team, he did not start training with his team right away. In the end, instead of using the injured Son Heung-min too much, Klinsmann formed the offensive line with Lee Kang-in, Hwang Hee-chan, and Cho Kyu-sung, who returned from injury and improved their form. Son Heung-min sat leisurely on the bench and ‘checked’ the performance of his juniors. The juniors responded with a major victory.

Son Heung-min, who met with reporters in the mixed zone (joint coverage area) after the game, said about missing this game, “It was something I discussed with the coach. He adjusted it. I am proud of the players for doing so well even without me, and a situation like this will happen someday in the future. “It could not have been me, it could have been another player, but he handled this situation well.” 

He added positive expectations, saying, “I think the players have definitely gained confidence due to the good performance and many goals, and I hope we can continue playing like this.” 

About the hug he gave Lee Kang-in when he was replaced, “I tried to hug all the players. I want to tell the players that they worked hard. The moment when I scored my first goal for the national team was the moment I always dreamed of. I shared that moment with (Lee) Kang-in. It was great to be together, and since Kangin will have to score more goals for the national team in the future, I hope that this goal is not the first or last, but that he can score more goals. In fact, from the perspective of watching the game from outside, I don’t think I’ve ever felt at ease. I feel uncomfortable and nervous, and it seems like I’m more nervous than when I was playing. Kangin handled that situation well and played a good game, and all the players did a good job, so I worked hard. “I want to tell you,” he said, praising the players.

Regarding the fact that he was able to win so strongly without playing, Son Heung-min said, “I did very well,” and said, “I am very proud, and I feel very good because the things I prepared well during the players’ summons and training came out on the field. It’s a laugh, but now ‘ He played so well that I thought, ‘You can do it without me.’ It’s rare to make a difference with just one player. That’s why we need all the players, and I think they were able to perform like they did today because they prepared well. “The players who couldn’t play today may be disappointed, but I think we will become a stronger team if we always prepare with the mindset that we can change the game ourselves,” he said. 메이저사이트

Regarding whether to participate in the Vietnam match, “I always want to play. I am a person who wants to greet the fans at every moment. I have no greed for anything else, but I am very greedy for the game. I also want to play as much as I want to play in Korea and I will prepare well. “And if I get the chance, I hope I can show a good performance on the field,” he said, expressing his willingness to participate in the game.

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