22 May 2024

Asked about the appointment of national team coach Son Heung-min, “It’s bound to take time.”

By pestfood.com

Son Heung-min (Tottenham), the captain of the Korean national soccer team, was asked about the appointment of the head coach of the Korean national soccer team at a press conference at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, a day before the friendly match against Newcastle United, and replied, “It will take time to find the right coach.”

The Korea Football Association, which replaced coach Jurgen Klinsmann shortly after his elimination from the Asian Cup semifinals in February, had difficulty in appointing the next head coach, leaving two consecutive A matches to Hwang Sun-hong’s Olympic soccer team in March, and two consecutive A matches in June will be held under the provisional coach Kim Do-hoon.

Son Heung-min said, “My role is to play on the ground (not to appoint a coach),” but added, “It takes time because I have to find the right coach to bring success.”

When asked which one is better between a Korean leader and a foreign leader as the official head coach of the Korean national team, Son said, “I don’t know. Everything has its pros and cons,” adding, “Korean coaches know Korean culture well, but they may lack experience. It is up to the Korea Football Association to decide.”

South Korea will play its fifth and sixth matches of the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 North-China World Cup in an away match to Singapore on June 6, and the final and sixth matches against China at home on June 11. If South Korea adds one more point, it will confirm its advance to the third qualifying round.

The Korea Football Association originally planned to appoint an official head coach by the middle of this month, but it turned to a temporary manager system due to difficulties in negotiations. With Jesse Marsi, the top candidate, taking the helm of the Canadian national team, the association is expected to lead the selection process until the summer, when the European league, which is operated under the Chuchun system, is over, and there are more options. 메이저사이트

Meanwhile, Tottenham, who finished fifth in this season’s English Premier League (EPL), will play a friendly match against Newcastle, who finished seventh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at 6:45 p.m. on the 22nd.