Of the South Korean national soccer team waves to fans during a recovery drill during an open training
session ahead of an exhibition match at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, Tuesday afternoon.
South Korea’s captain and key striker Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) didn’t show up for training on
Oct. 11, two days before the team’s match against Tunisia.
The national team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, practiced at Paju NFC on the 11th to prepare for the two
matches against Tunisia (Seoul) on the 13th and Vietnam (Suwon) on the 17th.
Of the 24-man roster, only 23 players made an appearance, with the exception of Son Heung-min.
Heung-min had been on the field for the past two days, but was only doing personal training by jogging and cycling.
Son Heung-min of the South Korean national soccer team performs a recovery drill during an open
training session in preparation for an exhibition match at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju,
Gyeonggi-do, on Tuesday afternoon. Jürgen Klinsmann’s squad will play Tunisia on Oct. 13 and Vietnam on Oct. 17.
Instead, Son focused on his recovery by cycling indoors and getting a massage.
His medial thigh injury, which has plagued him since Tottenham, hasn’t fully healed.
A Korean Football Association (KFA) official said,
“We have been communicating with Son about his physical condition since before the call-up. He is not
currently in pain and has no problem playing. However, we are preparing carefully in case something goes wrong.”
As for his participation in the match against Tunisia on the 13th, he said, “We will decide on his participation after hearing the final opinion of the team doctor on the 12th.”
Members of the South Korean national soccer team train for an exhibition match at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, on the afternoon of Nov. 11. The Klinsmanns will play Tunisia on Oct. 13 and Vietnam on Oct. 17.
In an earlier interview, Klinsmann said, “Son Heung-min will definitely want to play the A match. There is no exclusion of certain players,” he said in an earlier interview.
Son Heung-min will represent the team at the pre-match press conference against Tunisia at Paju NFC on April 12 to clarify his participation, availability, and physical condition.
Son is currently tied for seventh on the all-time list of appearances for the South Korean men’s national team with 113 caps. 카지노사이트랭크 If he plays against Tunisia, he will move past Cho Young-sik into sole possession of seventh place.
On the day, 23 players, excluding Son Heung-min, tested their fitness with a shuttle run, also known as a “peek-a-boo”.
The athletes ran back and forth on cue for about 20 meters to check their stamina and heart rate recovery. This is the first time since Klinsmann’s appointment in March.
A KFA official said,
“Coach Klinsmann wants to test not only the shuttlecocks, but also the long jump and other tests to build a database.”
South Korea national football team head coach Jürgen Klinsmann guides Lee Kang-in during a training session in preparation for an exhibition match at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, on Wednesday afternoon. Klinsmann’s men will play Tunisia on Oct. 13 and Vietnam on Oct. 17.
Meanwhile, despite the grueling fitness tests, the team’s mood was upbeat. Coach Klinsmann even joked with Lee Kang-in during the core program, correcting his posture.
“The four gold medalists from the Asian Games (Lee Kang-in, Jung Woo-young, Seol Young-woo, and Hong Hyun-seok) were laughing the whole time, and I think that made the team feel better,” said Kim Tae-hwan. 섯다