Tottenham captain Son Heung-min (31), who changed into the Korean uniform, exuded the scent of ‘Wolkeul’. He received more brilliant attention than the A national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who dominated an era as a world-class striker.
The center of the European away match for the first time in 5 years and 6 months is definitely Son Heung-min. He, who is also the captain of the Republic of Korea, appeared with coach Klinsmann at the official press conference held at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales on the 7th (Korean time). Due to the interest of the British media, he used Korean and English alternately to meet their needs. His first keyword was ‘captain’. As the longest-serving captain of the national team A, he wore the captain’s armband for Tottenham in the 2023-2024 season. After inheriting the captain’s armband from Hugo Lloris, his leadership was special.
The ‘New Tottenham’ is being created to the extent that no gap is felt even after ‘main gun’ Harry Kane’s transfer to Bayern Munich (Germany). Tottenham is currently in second place (3 wins, 1 draw, 10 points) in the English Premier League (EPL) after Man City (4 wins, 12 points).
Son Heung-min said, “Being the captain of the national team is an incredibly great honor, and it is the same for the team I belong to. In fact, I would like to say that I am doing a good job as captain and that I like it, but I want to be a captain who shows it through actions, not words.” “It’s not a case of doing that. The captain of the national team has helped me a lot. But what helps me the most are the players around me. There’s a really good group of players for the national team and my team by my side helping me,” he explained. .메이저사이트
Kane was also a topic that could not be left out. Son Heung-min spent eight seasons with Kane, who was Tottenham’s ‘one-club man’ before the transfer. The two, who combined for 47 goals, remain the best attacking combination in EPL history. Son Heung-min said, “No one wants Kane to leave. He is one of the best players in the world. I’ve said it several times, but if Kane is in the team, 20 to 30 goals a season are guaranteed.” “Because we lost, everyone has to take a step forward and score 30 goals together,” he emphasized. He also said, “As Tottenham played its first four games, the players took responsibility and showed their ‘quality’ on the pitch. We must continue this positively,” and added, “Kane has clearly moved in a good direction. Of course, I hope Kane does well. “We all hope. He can win everything and he deserves it. Kane will also be hoping that we go in a good direction.”
Son Heung-min will inevitably be absent from Tottenham in January next year. Korean soccer aims to win the Qatar Asian Cup for the first time in 62 years. After winning the inaugural tournament in 1956 and the second tournament in 1960, South Korea was unable to reach the summit. National team A was placed in Group E along with Malaysia, Jordan, and Bahrain.
Son Heung-min said, “The Asian Cup is very important for the players and the team. Friendly matches are also important because they help prepare for the Asian Cup. The national team is a dream that players want to play for. Friendly matches in September, October, and November. “Any competition is important to us. We need to prepare well for the upcoming competition,” he said.