What measures will coach Jurgen Klinsmann take against Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) and Kim Min-jae (27, Munich), who are suffering from abuse rumors?
The national soccer team led by Coach Klinsmann will face Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th of October and then play a series of friendly matches against Vietnam at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th.
The Korea Football Association announced the roster for the two-game A-match series in October through a press release on the 2nd. There was no press conference this time, and not a word of Director Klinsmann’s thoughts could be heard.
Coach Klinsmann, whose presence in Korea is difficult to determine, appeared at the Incheon Stadium where the ACL preliminaries between Incheon and Kaya were held on the afternoon of the 3rd. If Klinsmann had had the will, he could have held a press conference with the announcement of the list on the 2nd, but he did not.
This list includes overseas players who were key members of the September European expedition, including Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), Hwang In-beom (Crvena Zvezda), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), and Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland). Son Heung-min boarded a plane as soon as he finished the game against Luton Town on the 7th and returned home on the afternoon of the 8th.
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who won the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, as well as Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), and Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Ghent) returned from China on the 8th and will join the national team on the 9th.
Recently, Son Heung-min has been receiving special care at Tottenham while playing through a groin injury. Son Heung-min appeared as a starter against Luton Town, but was replaced after playing 76 minutes in a situation where the team was fighting with 10 people.
Postekoglou said, “Son Heung-min is not 100%. “Before the game, he talked to Son Heung-min, and he said he was desperate to play (against Luton Town),” he said. Son Heung-min’s will to play was very strong, but his condition was not good enough for the coach to stop him from playing full-time. Son Heung-min participated in Tottenham team training on the 5th, but had missed training until then.메이저사이트
Son Heung-min also started as a top scorer against Liverpool on the 1st and scored his 6th league goal in the 36th minute of the first half. Son Heung-min played only 69 minutes and was replaced by Solomon. Son Heung-min, who scored multiple goals against Arsenal and played only 79 minutes, was replaced again. That’s why Postekoglu is paying special attention to Son Heung-min’s physical condition.
In response to a local reporter’s question, ‘Did you give Klinsmann a separate warning about Son Heung-min’s playing time?’, Postekoglou replied, “I didn’t say anything special.” This means that we will trust and leave it to Klinsmann.
‘Iron Pillar’ Kim Min-jae also needs management. Currently, Munich’s central defense is in a situation where it is unthinkable without Kim Min-jae. Matthijs de Ligt left the line early due to injury and poor performance. De Ligt was also rumored to be moving to Manchester United. Only two center backs remain: Kim Min-jae and Dayot Upamecano. It is a ridiculous situation where two players have to play the full time in every game.
Currently, Munich has a first team with only 21 players. The environment in which he has to play full time in every game without being replaced is adding to the physical burden on Kim Min-jae. Munich played the low-key game against Munster without a single professional centre-back. Minjae Kim was absent due to a minor calf injury.
When Kim Min-jae performed poorly in the match against Leipzig on the 1st, even Munich legend Lothar Matthaus came forward and said, “Kim Min-jae is not where he wants to be yet. This is an element of uncertainty in Munich. He pointed out, “He couldn’t adapt to the Bundesliga.” Kim Min-jae cannot tolerate even a single mistake. Munich, which is trying to win its 12th consecutive Bundesliga title, has fallen to 5th place in the league and has no time to spare.
Fortunately, when Kim Min-jae performed well in the match against Copenhagen on the 4th, criticism began to spread. After playing full-time in the game against Freiburg on the 9th, Kim Min-jae is scheduled to board a plane to Korea and join the Korean national team.
Coach Klinsmann decided to hold a press conference with reporters at Paju NFC on the morning of the 9th. Like director Paulo Bento, he does not meet with more than 100 reporters at the same time, but divides small groups of reporters into several groups and holds meetings. Here, long-standing issues such as residence in Korea and the management issues of Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae are expected to be discussed in earnest.
If Coach Klinsmann forces Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae, and Lee Kang-in to play for an unreasonable amount of time in order to achieve their first win at home, it will be difficult for fans to understand the situation. Moreover, the opponent this time is Vietnam, which is one level below, so the meaning of the friendly match to win the Asian Cup has faded. There is no need for Korea to keep stars at risk of injury playing for a long time for the sake of Vietnamese fans.