The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, won 6-0 with Kim Min-jae’s first goal and Hwang Hee-chan, Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in and Jung Woo-young’s additional goals against Vietnam ranked 95th in the FIFA rankings at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th. Korea won two games on its home turf in October, and won three consecutive A matches.
Son Heung-min’s participation was the biggest concern. Son Heung-min, who has groin pain, missed the team training for three consecutive days since returning home. In the end, Son Heung-min missed the match against Tunisia. Amid no captain, Kim Min-jae wore the armband instead. South Korea defeated Tunisia 4-0 thanks to Lee Kang-in’s multi-goal.
Some argued that Son Heung-min does not need to play against the weak Vietnam. Son Heung-min hoped to play, saying, “I’m a game-greedy player.” There have been many stories, but in the end, coach Klinsmann set up Son Heung-min as a two-top starter against Vietnam.
Son Heung-min was sharp throughout the game. Son Heung-min scored Vietnam’s own goal with a sharp cross in the fifth minute of the second half. In the end, Son scored a goal himself. Son Heung-min, who exchanged a 2-1 pass with Hwang Hee-chan in the 15th minute of the second half, scored an additional goal with his right foot. 스포츠토토
It ended up being four months old. Bui Hoang Viet Ain, who was blocking Son Heung-min after his fourth run, made a dangerous tackle on Son Heung-min and received a direct red card. It was a dangerous play that could cause a big injury to Son Heung-min. In fact, Son Heung-min limped after the first half, causing concern.
However, Klinsmann later replaced Lee Jae-sung and Cho Kyu-sung in the 20th minute of the second half and added Hwang Ui-jo and Jung Woo-young. I made Son play until the end. He didn’t manage Son Heung-min properly, not 100%, when the game was already decided. Moreover, Son Heung-min, who even scored a goal, had nothing more to show.
Regarding the reason for playing full-time on the day, coach Klinsmann said, “I wanted Son Heung-min to play all 90 minutes himself. The player himself said he had no muscle problems. He said he was okay after running for 60 minutes, so he played full time. I’m glad he played 90 minutes,” he explained.
However, Son Heung-min’s original team Tottenham fans are angry. In fact, Tottenham will play at home against Fulham in the ninth round of the league at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on the 24th. Concerns are bound to be high about the physical condition of Son Heung-min, who played with a groin injury in the previous schedule.
A Tottenham fan from the global community “Reddit” said, “No one is angry that Son Heung-min played for the country. “I’m just angry that I played 90 minutes in a 6-0 big win against Vietnam,” he said.
Another fan said, “Son Heung-min is a person who will volunteer to run even if he gets on the operating table. Of course, I understand how he feels, but it was wrong for coach Klinsmann to let him play 90 minutes.
One Tottenham fan then said, “Let’s compare it to Tottenham manager Enzi Postecoglou. He took out Son Heung-min in a 2-2 situation with Arsenal. On the other hand, Klinsmann emphasized that he made Son Heung-min play full in the friendly match, which is winning a big victory.