The players’ faith in Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who became the captain under Klinsman’s system following former coach Paulo Bento, is firm. And he’s always grateful.
Son Heung-min has been wearing the armband for 4 years and 7 months, the longest period in the history of the national team, taking on the important role of captain from Bento to Klinsman. Now, Son Heung-min is often compared to former captains who led the national team in the past. He has been captain of the national team for a longer period than Hong Myung-bo, Park Ji-sung, and Ki Sung-yong.
The biggest advantage of Son Heung-min is that young players can feel awkward and difficult when they first join the national team, but he creates a free atmosphere and environment. And lead by example with actions rather than words. So, all players like and follow Son Heung-min.
The players showed finger hearts to Son Heung-min at the training held at the Paju National Football Team Training Center (NFC) on the 22nd, and this time, they showed affection for Son Heung-min, who was in charge of the captain. In particular, Son Heung-min was happy with a shy expression at the surprise confession of Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd), who was older than himself. 스포츠토토
Son Heung-min and Jung Woo-young have been active together in the national team for a long time. The reason why Son Heung-min was able to concentrate on offense in the national team was because Jung Woo-young gave the team a sense of stability with defensive cover and long kicks based on his active amount of activity as a defensive midfielder. Tactically, the relationship between the two is very important.
The two players, who maintained a good relationship by exchanging finger hearts from training, showed a good performance in the evaluation match against Colombia held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th.
Jung Woo-young and Hwang In-beom defended the midfield and supported the attack, and Son Heung-min showed off his world-class skills and led the national team’s attack by scoring Klinsmann’s 1st and 2nd goals as well as his 36th and 37th goals in A-match. However, the national team, Son Heung-min scored 2 goals first, but could not keep the lead and unfortunately drew 2-2.
Now, the national team will face Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th.