Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan, and others are ready to play in the EPL schedule
Lee Kang-in and Kim Min-jae are also scheduled to spend time in France and Germany
The Korean national soccer team’s 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup schedule, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann Germany, ended in the semifinals, but the Taegeuk Warriors’ soccer continues.
In particular, European players such as Son Heung-min Tottenham, Lee Kang-in Paris Saint-Germain, and Kim Min-jae Bayern Munich will return to their teams and resume their league schedules.
Klinsmann lost 0-2 in the Asian Cup semifinals against Jordan at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Alayan, Qatar, on the 7th.
South Korea’s goal of winning the championship for the first time in 64 years since winning the second tournament in 1960 was thwarted in the semifinals.
Before the match, he knelt down after losing for the first time to Jordan, a weak team that had an overwhelming advantage of three wins and three draws.
The Asian summit challenge in Qatar ended in failure, but the Taegeuk Warriors’ soccer continued.
Players in Europe left Qatar early the following morning after the match against Jordan. They are expected to play in the upcoming weekend as they have just joined their team.
“Captain” Son Heung-min is expected to play Tottenham’s schedule in the English Premier League EPL.
Tottenham will invite Brighton home at midnight on the 11th to play the 24th round of the 2023-2024 EPL. Tottenham, which is currently fifth in the league, grabs Brighton and tries to leap to the top.
Tottenham had one win and two draws in the league while Son Heung-min was away. In the FA Cup, he was eliminated after losing to Manchester City.
It is expected that Son Heung-min, the main striker and team captain, will seek to turn the mood around.
Son Heung-min has been away from the team for about a month, but he is still fourth in the league in scoring with 12 goals. He did not perform fully in the Klinsmann team, but Tottenham, led by coach Enze Postecoglou, is expected to regain the prestige of a world-class striker.
Wolverhampton, Hwang Hee-chan’s team that plays in the EPL with Son Heung-min, will also play a league schedule with Brentford on the same day.
Wolverhampton may have been eagerly awaiting the return of Hwang Hee-chan, who is in charge of the team’s offense this season. Wolverhampton, currently ranked 10th in the league, is aiming for a turnaround in the second half with Hwang Hee-chan.
However, there is a question mark on whether Hwang Hee-chan will play right away. After the match against Jordan, Hwang Hee-chan said, “My muscles have been bad since the training the day before. Of course, I wanted to play full time, but it didn’t help the team,” adding that his condition was not intact.
As a result, it is expected that he will be given a substitute or rest rather than starting.
Lee Kang-in, a member of the French professional football league Paris Saint-Germain PSG, is also set to play.
PSG will play Lille at 5 a.m. on the 11th in the 21st round of the 2023-2024 League. PSG, which is currently ranked first in the league, will grab the fourth-place Lille and try to solidify its lead.
However, it is not likely that Lee Kang-in will play as a starter right away. Lee Kang-in played 540 minutes of regular time alone in the Klinsman Lake. If he played extra time and extra time, he played on the ground for nearly 600 minutes. As there is a physical burden, he is expected to play the match against Lille with other resources or maintain his condition as a substitute. Lee Kang-in was not included in the list even in the match against Brest 3-1 win in the round of 16 at the Coupe de France France Cup on the 8th.
Kim Min-jae, the main defender of Munich in the German professional football Bundesliga, is likely to start immediately because he has more physical freedom than other players.
Kim Min-jae was warned in the first Group E match 3-1 win against Bahrain in the Asian Cup group stage on the 15th of last month, and received another yellow card in the quarterfinals against Australia, and the game against Jordan was suspended due to accumulated warnings.
As a result, Kim Min-jae is likely to play at the same time as returning to Munich. Kim Min-jae’s return to Munich is an away match for Leverkusen at 2:30 a.m. on the 11th, and it is evaluated as a victory match. Currently, Leverkusen is in first place with 52 points, and Munich is closely trailing with 50 points.
As they are strong teams whose rankings will not be overturned in the results of matches with other teams, the club that has the upper hand in the face-to-face confrontation can approach the championship. In response, Thomas Tuchel is expected to utilize Kim Min-jae, a “world-class defender” who returned from the match against Leverkusen.
Meanwhile, domestic groups except European groups will return home through Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 on the afternoon of the 8th.
Starting with coach Klinsmann and coaches, Cho Hyun-woo, Kim Young-kwon, Seol Young-woo Ulsan HD, Kim Joo-sung FC Seoul, Lee Ki-je Suwon Samsung, Song Bum-geun Shonan Balmare, Kim Tae-hwan, Kim Jin-soo, Park Jin-seop, Moon Seon-min Jeonbuk Hyundai, Lee Soon-min Daejeon Hana Citizen, and Kim Jun-hong Kim Cheon Sang-moo will return.
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