Oh Hyeon-kyu (22, Celtic), who was a reserve member, is different from others. And it is unclear whether “captain” Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) will play in the match against Peru.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59), convened at Hotel Lotte Busan at 3:00 pm on the 12th. The national team held an open training at Gudeok Undongja on the 12th, and then started training on the second day from 10:30 am on the 13th.
Prior to the start of training, an official from the Korea Football Association (KFA) announced the fact of Son Heung-min’s surgery, saying, “Son Heung-min underwent a minor sports hernia surgery in England after the last game of the Tottenham League on May 29 (Korean time). He is recovering.” .
Tottenham played the final Premier League match of the 2022-2023 season against Leeds United on the 29th. Son Heung-min, who played for about 76 minutes in the game and recorded an assist, was urgently operated on for a sports hernia.
Of course, the absence of Son Heung-min against Peru on the 16th has not been confirmed. A KFA official said, “Adviser Cha Doo-ri also underwent the surgery in the past and played the game two weeks later. Looking at the date alone, two weeks have passed since the surgery. Coach Klinsman is looking at the degree of recovery in relation to whether or not to participate.” revealed
He also added, “Son Heung-min himself has a strong will to participate, so he is actively participating in recovery training.”
Oh Hyun-kyu, who conducted an interview prior to training on this day, accompanied Son Heung-min to Qatar as a ‘reserve member’ who was injured with an orbital fracture during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Although he did not play, he acted as a ‘pacemaker’ for the players while training together for the national team.메이저놀이터
Oh Hyun-kyu, who met with reporters, said, “I followed the World Cup in Qatar, but I couldn’t run.”
He said, “I wanted to play so much and I know the (Qatar) stadium. Only those who have been to the stadium know. I have regrets about not being able to play and I am hungry. I think I am more desperate.” Whether it’s a minute or 90 minutes, I will do my best,” he said, expressing his desire to play.
If coach Klinsman gives Son Heung-min a break and makes Oh Hyun-kyu the starter, it will be interesting to see what Oh Hyun-kyu will vomit on the pitch.