Lee Seung-woo ‘out with injury’…’Hwang Sun-hong-ho’ replaced by Song Min-kyu

Song Min-kyu (25, Jeonbuk Hyundai) joins the squad in place of Uhm Won-sang (25, Ulsan HD). Lee Seung-woo (26, Suwon) was also not called up.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) officially announced on March 15 that Uhm Won-sang was unavailable due to injury in a post titled “Changes to the A National Team March Call-up Roster.” The KFA announced that Song Min-kyu will replace Uhm Won-sang.

The KFA officially announced the roster for the Korea National Team’s second World Cup qualifying match against Thailand on Nov. 11, with interim head coach Hwang Sun-hong (56) holding a press conference.

Interim coach Hwang Sun-hong said, “Korean soccer is in a big crisis and struggling. The technical committee asked for help. It was a tough decision. I have benefited from my 14 years of playing for the national team. I thought I should help as a soccer player, so I decided after much consideration.” First, Hwang talked about his decision to accept the position of interim head coach of the national team.

“In my football career, I have avoided difficult times and taken easy times, so I made a decision. The only thing on my mind is how to overcome this crisis. I will do my best to play the next two matches.”

Hwang Sun-hong has chosen Lee Min-kyu (Ulsan HD) and Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwillan) to lead the front line. In the midfield, Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Lee Kang-in (PSG) were selected, along with Uhm Won-sang, Jung Ho-yeon (Gwangju), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Hong Hyun-seok (Gent), Hwang In-beom (Zvezda), Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk Hyundai), and Baek Seung-ho (Birmingham).

In defense, Lee Myung-jae (Ulsan HD), Kim Moon-hwan (Al Duhail), Seol Young-woo (Ulsan HD), Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Cho Yoo-min (Sharjah), Kwon Kyung-won (Suwon FC), Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan HD), and Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) were selected, while the goalkeepers were Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan HD), Song Bum-geun (Shonan Belmaré), and Lee Chang-geun (Daejeon).

One of them, Uhm Won-sang, will not be able to join the squad. In his place, Song Min-kyu will play in the two-game series against Thailand.

Despite Uhm Won-sang’s departure, Lee Seung-woo was not selected.

Lee has made his intentions for the national team clear with back-to-back goals in the first two K League matches of the 2024 season. Shortly after Suwon FC’s league opener against Incheon United ended with a goal from Lee Seung-woo, Suwon head coach Kim Eun-joong said, “Seung-woo is in his prime, but he is far away from the national team. I motivated him by saying, ‘There are national team officials on the field, so you have plenty of opportunities to challenge again,'” Kim said, revealing that he spoke to Seung-woo about joining the national team.

Lee said, “Preparation is the same as before, now, and in the future. It’s up to the coach to decide if I’m selected or not. I will prepare well as a player,” he 토토사이트 said.

On the next day, against Jeonbuk Hyundai, Lee opened the scoring for Jeonbuk with a left-footed shot after beating four Jeonbuk defenders surrounding him in the box. Coach Hwang Sun-hong watched from the sidelines.

After the match, Lee Seung-woo said, “I knew (Hwang) was coming, I talked to (Kim Eun-joong), my coach, and I saw it on the Internet. All the players are motivated by the national team. I wanted to show it to the new coach,” he said.

“My heart always wants to go (to the national team), but I can’t go just because I want to. I want to do my best and show what I can do,” he said, adding, “I want to go.

Once again, there was no taegeuk mark. Coach Hwang Sun-hong chose Song Min-kyu. It’s not an odd choice, as Song Mingyu is one of the best players in the K League in the 2024 season.

At the time of the last roster announcement, coach Hwang Sun-hong didn’t select Lee Seung-woo because he saw many aspects, including the second line combination. I’m sorry,” he said, explaining why he didn’t pick Lee Seung-woo. It seems that he chose Song Min-kyu for the same reason this time.

Meanwhile, the national team will gather at a hotel in Goyang City at 2 p.m. on the 18th and will begin training at the Goyang Sports Complex at 4 p.m.


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