“We’re here to win” Klinsmann → “Self-hypnosis” towards “the 4th leader”… The sincerity of the first 亞 in 64 years
Sports Chosun Reporter Kim Ga-eul] The journey to the Asian summit challenge for the first time in 64 years will begin. The Qatar Asian Cup will kick off with the first Group A match between Qatar and Lebanon at 1 a.m. on the 13th (Korea time).
South Korea in Group E will have its first group match against Bahrain at the Qatar Asian Cup at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Al-Raiyan. After arriving in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, the Korean team conducted its first training session at the Al-Aglah training site on Wednesday.
Injuries are an inevitable fate. They are raising their heads again at this year’s event. Three of the 26 players on the final roster missed the first training session. Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) injured his left foot at the last training session in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk) feels uncomfortable in his left calf. There is a possibility that he will not be able to play in the group stage. It is said that he needs to recover from muscle damage. Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) is also likely not to play in the first and second games due to accumulated muscle fatigue in his left hip.
“There can always be injuries big and small during a competition,” coach Jürgen Klinsmann said in an interview ahead of the first training session. We are considering whether we can quickly return to the injured and recover from the injury by communicating closely with the medical team. “There is no problem at all. It can lead to bruises and muscle injuries,” he said. “Hwang Hee-chan’s injury is not that serious. I hope all the players will join me, but even if he cannot participate in the opening game, there are many more matches to be played. I am not very concerned about injuries. I have such concerns in the competition. The competition is a long one. I will prepare while communicating closely.”
South Korea’s Asian Cup was more painful than joy. South Korea, the first Asian Cup champion in 1956, last reached the top of the tournament twice in 1960.
Reversing the game against Japan, the “eternal rival,” was all the more painful. Japan boasts four victories, the most in Asia (92, 2000, 2004, and 2011). Korea, on the other hand, only ranked second four times (1972, 1980, 1988, and 2015).
Expectations are sky high. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) was the top scorer in the English Premier League, the world’s largest league, with 117 A-matches. 라바카지노도메인
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain PSG), who is playing with Kylian Mbappe, and Kim Min-jae, Germany’s most prestigious center back at Bayern Munich, boast of their existence. Hwang Hee-chan, another pillar of the EPL, has been on a steep rise with his first double-digit goals (10 goals) this season.
World-class players from “Leader of the company” stood at the front. This is Son Heung-min’s fourth Asian Cup. Kim Min-jae and Hwang Hee-chan are the second, and Lee Kang-in is the first Asian summit challenge.