Vietnamese media “VTC News” reported on the 17th a behind-the-scenes story revealed by a Vietnamese national team official in an article under the title that “a Korean player asked the referee to withdraw the red card inside midfielder Bui Hoang Viet.”
The official said, “Son Heung-min asked the referee to withdraw his exit from Bui Hoang Viet.” Son Heung-min said, “I thought the opponent’s behavior was not a feeling of exit.”
“VTC News” said that Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan and Lee Jae-sung also approached the referee to explain the situation, adding that Korean players were opposed to the Vietnamese player’s exit. 스포츠토토
Vietnamese midfielder Bui Hoang Viet An was sent off for a foul on Son Heung-min in the 17th minute of the second half, 30 seconds after allowing his fourth goal in an A match friendly against South Korea at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th.
Malaysian referee Izwan Bin Jakob seems to have judged that Hoang Viet An, who was in the position of the final defender, knocked down Son Heung-min near the box with a tackle in the counterattack situation of South Korea, resulting in a “clear goal blocking.”
However, if the official’s remarks were true, Son Heung-min confessed the “truth,” saying that it was not enough to give the referee a send-off in a situation where he could hold a numerical advantage. The spirit of fair play shone.
Vietnamese media “Dantree” said, “If you look at the slow motion, you can see that Bui Hoang Viet An did not cheat on Son Heung-min.” He touched the ball first and then touched Son Heung-min’s foot. It’s a rather unjust exit,” he said.
The article related to the withdrawal of Son Heung-min’s exit from “VTC News” is drawing keen attention locally, as it was on the media’s “most viewed news.”