Coach Klinsmann, who has been on an expedition to China, mentioned midfielder Son Joon-ho, who was detained in China.
The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, returned home through Terminal 2 at Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of November 22.
South Korea, which won 3-0 with Son Heung-min’s two goals and one assist in the match against China, is ranked first in the group with two wins in Group C of the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 North-China World Cup. 스포츠토토
Coach Klinsmann, who met with reporters at the arrival hall, said, “It’s a very satisfactory result of the game.” He earned six scoreless points. It would have been a satisfactory two-game series for the fans. I also had a good time in China and was welcomed,” he said.
In addition, he mentioned national midfielder Son Joon-ho, who is currently under arrest in China. In May, Son Joon-ho was detained by public security in Liaoning Province, China. It has been half a year since he was arrested for receiving bribes, but there is no clear investigation process or mention of evidence.
Coach Klinsmann, who previously cheered for Son Joon-ho by including Son Joon-ho in the national team during the A match in June, recalled Son Joon-ho even after visiting China.
He said, “Christmas is approaching, so I hope you hear from Son Joon-ho. We hope the Chinese government will also help because no charges have been revealed yet. “I hope Son Joon-ho will be able to meet his family and spend Christmas,” he said, hoping Son Joon-ho will be released and able to return home.