The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Klinsmann, won 6-0 in an October A match evaluation match against Vietnam (95th in FIFA rankings) at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 17th. With the victory, South Korea ended its October A match schedule with two consecutive wins. 스포츠토토
South Korea made up the starting list of Cho Hyun-woo, Lee Ki-je, Kim Min-jae, Jung Seung-hyun, Seol Young-woo, Hwang Hee-chan, Park Yong-woo, Lee Jae-sung, Lee Kang-in, Son Heung-min and Cho Kyu-sung. Kim Seung-kyu, Kim Jin-soo, Hwang In-beom, Hong Hyun-seok, Kim Joon-hong, Lee Soon-min, Moon Sun-min, Hwang Ui-jo, Jung Woo-young, Kim Young-kwon, Kim Joo-sung, Kim Tae-hwan and Oh Hyun-kyu were on the bench list.
Son Heung-min came out as the starter. Son Heung-min, who played a crucial role in Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League top spot early in the season, scored six goals in the league alone. He was recognized for his performance by winning the PL September Player of the Month award. It was a tremendous performance that everyone praised, but he came to Korea with a lot of activity and continued participation, causing physical strain and complaining of discomfort in his groin.
He was completely absent in the match against Tunisia. After joining the national team, he is known to have only done simple running and cycling. After the match against Tunisia, he trained normally, but rather than starting, the prevailing prospect was that he would start on the bench and replace in the second half. There seemed to be no reason to overdo it because there were many players to use instead of Son Heung-min, such as Hwang Hee-chan, Jung Woo-young, and Moon Sun-min.
Klinsmann used Son as the starting player. Son Heung-min built a two-top with Cho Kyu-sung in the 4-1-3-2 formation. Cho Kyu-sung moved more. Cho Kyu-sung came down to the midfield or stuck to his teammates to create a pass route and connect. Son Heung-min also focused on connection and penetration as he gradually took more and more movements. In the 17th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in’s pass went to Son Heung-min and he had a one-on-one opportunity, but was blocked by the goalkeeper. In the 19th minute of the first half, his right-footed shot also missed the goal.
Son Heung-min missed another opportunity while leading with Kim Min-jae and Hwang Hee-chan’s goals. In the 31st minute of the first half, Son Heung-min made a powerful shot from the center and was hit by the defense. Since then, there has been a lack of connection with his colleagues, so he could not take the opportunity to attack. The movement seemed to be active, but the decision did not seem to have risen yet.