Will Son Heung-min (Tottenham) play against Peru on June 16 after undergoing surgery for a ‘sports hernia’? The answer is likely to be no.
The South Korean national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will take on Peru on June 16 at 8 p.m. at Busan Asiad Stadium in the first of two June A matches. Peru is a South American powerhouse ranked 21st in the FIFA rankings.
As it is a strong opponent, Coach Klinsmann is preparing for a total war against Peru to win the ‘masu girl victory’ that was not won in the two A matches in March.
However, Son Heung-min, who scored a hat-trick in the Uruguay trial in March, which was Klinsmann’s debut, will skip the Peru game. After the final match of the 38th round of the English Premier League on March 29, Son Heung-min underwent surgery for a mild sports hernia and returned home.
After undergoing surgery and spending more than two weeks recovering, Son has been participating in the national team’s training camp in Busan, South Korea, which began on March 12. In training, Heung-min is in good spirits, completing all of the physical training exercises and getting back to full fitness.
However, Klinsmann chose to protect the player. He was excluded from the team’s own blue-and-white and set-piece drills at Gudeok Stadium in Busan on Thursday to work on his recovery with the physical coach. It was reported that there was no problem in training, but it was difficult for him to give 100% when shooting. 토토사이트
Under these circumstances, Klinsmann chose goalkeeper Kim Seung-kyu (Al-Shabaab) to accompany him to the official press conference against Peru scheduled for the morning of the 15th at the Busan Asiad Stadium. It is customary for the official press conference to be attended by the player who will play in the actual match. The team’s captain is also in charge.
Son’s absence from both the set-piece drill and the official press conference effectively ended his chances of playing against Peru. Klinsmann used Son in the March A match with the tactic of playing him just below the top striker.
If Son is ruled out for Peru, Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) will likely take his place. Hwang Eui-jo (Seoul) and Cho Kyu-sung (Jeonbuk) are expected to play up front as the top two strikers.