Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham) and Kim Min-jae (26, Napoli) will play an A-match against a South American team in June.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 21st, “The national football team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann will play a friendly match against Peru on June 16 and El Salvador on the 20th at the invitation of Hana Bank.” Both Peru and El Salvador are South American national teams. The venue and kickoff time are undecided. 스포츠토토
Coach Klinsman, who took over as head coach of the Korean national team in February, had previously played two friendly A matches. They drew 2-2 with South American powerhouse Colombia and lost 1-2 to Uruguay. Although they failed to win in the two games, it was an opportunity to confirm Coach Klinsman’s will to attack football.
Immediately after the A match in March, there was a commotion within the team. It was revealed that Kim Min-jae unfollowed the national team captain Son Heung-min’s SNS. At the time, Kim Min-jae said right after the Uruguay game, “It is mentally difficult. Not for the time being, but in the future, I will focus on my team rather than the national team,” he said, implying his retirement. The wave was great.
A day later, Son Heung-min wrote on social media, “Playing for the country, wearing the uniform of the Korean national soccer team is always a proud and honored thing.” After seeing this, Kim Min-jae, who misunderstood that he had shot him, cut off social media relations with Son Heung-min.