Reporter Lee Eui-jin = Korean soccer star Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who raised concerns about his physical condition by participating in individual training separately after being called up to the national team, will eventually start the match against Tunisia on the bench.
Coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who leads the national soccer team, placed Son Heung-min on the bench from the starting list for the friendly match against Tunisia to be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th.
The position left by Son Heung-min will be filled by Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who has recently shown off his fierce scoring ability, scoring 6 goals in the 2023-2024 season.
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who won a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, will also contribute to the offensive line. Seon-Hong Hwang and Woo-Young Jeong (Stuttgart), the top scorer (8 goals) who teamed up to win the championship, wait for a replacement on the bench.
Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland) will appear at the front line, while Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), Hwang In-beom (Zvezda), and Park Yong-woo (Al Ain) will work together in midfield.
The armband worn by Son Heung-min went to Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), the ‘core of defense’ in Korean soccer.
Kim Min-jae forms a back four with Jeong Seung-hyeon, Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), and Lee Ki-je (Suwon) to protect the rear.
The goalkeeper gloves are worn by Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabaab).
After joining the national team at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on the 9th, Son Heung-min focused only on personal training such as cycling and stretching, but only participated in light ball-spinning training on the 12th, raising concerns about his physical condition.
At a press conference on the 12th, Son Heung-min said, “I think many people are worried, but I am continuing to recover. I am in much better condition than when I first returned to Korea.”
Coach Klinsmann, who was labeled as having the most wins (5 games) since taking office in Korean soccer history, reported his first win against Saudi Arabia (1-0) on the 13th of last month, and will attempt to continue his winning streak against Tunisia.스포츠토토
Tunisia ranks 29th in the FIFA rankings, similar to Korea (26th).
Although they were eliminated at the Qatar World Cup last year with 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss in the group stage, the team showed their potential by defeating France and drawing with Denmark.