“I think I can say thanks to the fans through this match.”
In the newly launched Klinsmann, ‘Icon’ Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who captained the Korean national football team, will stand in front of football fans for a long time with a new resolution.
At a press conference held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan on the afternoon of the 23rd, the day before the match against Colombia, Son Heung-min said, “I always want to lead by example and show through actions rather than words. I hope the players can see it and follow it well.” It is the first match to play with the Taegeuk mark after the 2022 Qatar World Cup round of 16 with coach Paulo Bento at the end of last year. And it is the first A-match after manager Jurgen Klinsmann took over the new baton. The national team will face Colombia here at 8:00 pm on the 24th.
Son Heung-min, who reunited with the World Cup round of 16 members, said, “The realistic goal for the World Cup was to advance to the round of 16, and I think we had a successful World Cup. However, since the World Cup was held in winter, the players were busy returning to their teams after it was over, and it was regrettable that we could not thank the fans properly.” I think I can do it,” he said.
On the news that the game was sold out that day, “That means that Korean soccer and the national team are getting a lot of attention. The players have to prepare for the game with a sense of responsibility,” he said, expressing his will to win. 스포츠토토
In the first game against coach Klinsman, Son Heung-min said, “The fans are happy when we do what we like and have fun and show a good image. I think the most important thing is to play the game with a smile,” he repeatedly emphasized. And if we win, we can continue the good atmosphere.”
Son Heung-min, who has worn the captain’s armband since September 2018, when Bento took over, continues his role in the Klinsmann coaching system. He is the longest-serving captain of all time, serving as ‘captain’ for 4 years and 7 months.