“I think there’s still a lot more to come from him in the English Premier League (EPL). I hope I can create more records.”
Ki Sung-yueng (34, FC Seoul) made the comment when asked what he thought about Son Heung-min’s (30, Tottenham Hotspur) comments while denying the Saudi Arabia transfer rumors while meeting with reporters in the joint press area (Mix Zone) after the Hana One Q K League 2023 Round 19 away match against Suwon Samseong at Suwon World Cup Stadium on Thursday.
Earlier, Ki Sung-yueng was ‘surprisingly’ summoned by Son during the A-match break. In fact, his name could easily be found in the headlines of several articles on the portal, making him one of the hottest names in the last few days.
Here’s the situation. When Son Heung-min was asked about the Saudi Arabia transfer rumors in the Mix Zone after the June Hana Bank Invitational National Football Team friendly against El Salvador at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on June 20, he said, “I remember what Sung-yong said once. It’s more important to play football and play in my favorite league than money,” he said, referring to Ki Sung-yueng. “I still like the EPL, and I think I have a lot of work to do here,” he said, denying the transfer rumors himself.
“For me, I think Sung-yong will always be a legend and always be above me,” he said, “He’s the one who made me really believe in my dreams. I learned a lot from him, and I’m still learning. I learned a lot from him, and I’m still learning. The record is only because I debuted a little bit earlier,” he said.
Ki Sung-yong said, “I don’t think much about it because it’s in the past,” and then added, “I think Heung-min has a plan and has his own philosophy. No matter what decision he makes, he will do it well on his own, so I can only respect him.” 토토사이트
He continued, “I think he still has a lot more to offer in the EPL, given his physical condition and other things. As a fan of Heung Min-i, I want to see more of him in the EPL, and I hope he makes a lot of records.”
Earlier in the day, Seoul won a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Seoul FC thanks to a dramatic 41st-minute goal from Willian (29). With the win, Seoul maintained its dominance in the all-time head-to-head record against its ‘Super Match’ opponents with 41 wins, 25 draws and 35 losses. At the same time, it ended a three-match winless streak (two draws, one loss) and moved up one place to second in the standings (9 wins, 5 draws, 5 losses – 32 points).
“It was another away win in a meaningful ‘supermatch’ and I’m glad we got the win, it came at a good time,” said Ki Sung-yueng. “We haven’t gotten the results we wanted in the last three games, so it was good to get three points today and get the momentum going again,” he said.
“I think we’re going to have to take better care of our bodies in general because the weather is going to get hotter, and it’s going to be a battle to stay focused in the summer. In that regard, the players need to be more focused and prepare without overdoing it in training.”