The best superstar who will lead the Asian Cup to success is, of course, Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham).
The national soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann will participate in the ‘AFC Asian Cup 2024’ to be held in Qatar in January next year. Korea has not won a championship for 63 years after winning two consecutive championships in the first Hong Kong Games in 1956 and the second Korea Games in 1960. Now that superstar Son Heung-min is in his prime, it is a golden opportunity to quench his thirst for winning the Asian Cup.
Coach Klinsmann, who was embroiled in several controversies just 7 months after taking office, said, “My goal is to win the Asian Cup. Please trust me for this. Organizational power and trust must also be built among the players. 8 key players have already been recruited, especially overseas players such as Son Heung-min. “We have completed the plan for 9 people. The door is always open for the remaining positions,” he said.안전놀이터
Doha is the promised land for Korea, which advanced to the round of 16 of the Qatar World Cup last December. At the time, Son Heung-min had not recovered from an orbital fracture and played wearing a mask. In the final group match against Portugal, Son Heung-min became a hero by assisting Hwang Hee-chan’s winning goal after dribbling 70 meters in overtime.
At the World Cup, Son Heung-min was the most popular player in Doha along with other superstars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar. He was such a superstar representing Asia that a large photo of Son Heung-min was hung on the entire exterior wall of the 20-story building of the Department of Transportation in the center of Doha city.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) also actively used Son Heung-min to promote the Asian Cup, which is just three months away. Asian Cup Organizing Committee Chairman Jassim Abdulaziz Al Jassim said on the 10th, “The Korean national team has Premier League stars Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan. These great players will be a catalyst for the success of the Asian Cup. “Star players from all over the world are a guarantee that guarantees fans’ purchase of tickets,” he said, adding that he had high hopes for Son Heung-min’s global popularity.
There are many good players in Asia, including Japan, but they are nothing compared to ‘world class’ Son Heung-min. Chairman Al Jassim said, “Tottenham captain Son Heung-min will add value to the Asian Cup. He hoped that great players from all over Asia would play top-level football to win the title.