What is Jürgen Klinsmann’s plan for Son Heung-min, 31, Tottenham, and Kim Min-jae, 27, Munich?
Klinsmann’s squad will face Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on October 13 and Vietnam at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on October 17.
The Korea Football Association announced the roster for the two October A matches in a press release on October 2. Once again, there was no press conference, and Klinsmann’s thoughts were not available.
On the afternoon of the 3rd, Klinsmann showed up at Incheon Stadium, where the ACL qualifier between Incheon and Kaya was held. If Klinsmann had wanted to, he could have held a press conference with the roster announcement on the 2nd, but he didn’t.
In addition to Son Heung-min, the roster retained the overseas members of the September European trip, including Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Hwang In-beom (Tsubena Zvezda), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), and Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwylan). Son boarded the plane immediately after the match against Luton Town on Sept. 7 and returned home on the afternoon of Sept. 8.
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who won gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games, as well as Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), and Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent) also returned from China on September 8 and will join the squad on September 9.
Recently, Son has been receiving special attention from Tottenham as he has been playing through a groin injury. He started against Luton Town but was substituted after 76 minutes with the team down to 10 men.
“He’s not 100 percent,” Postecoglou said. I spoke to him before the game and he said he was desperate to play (against Luton Town).” Despite his determination to play, he wasn’t feeling well enough for the manager to give him a full game. Heung-min trained with the Tottenham team on May 5, but had been absent from training until then.
He started up front against Liverpool on Jan. 1 and scored his sixth league goal in the 36th minute. He lasted just 69 minutes before being replaced by Solomon. After his multi-goal performance against Arsenal, Son played just 79 minutes before being substituted again. Postecoglou is paying close attention to Son’s physical condition. 레모나토토
When asked by a local reporter, “Did you tell Klinsmann about Son’s playing time?” Postecoglou replied, “I didn’t say anything.” He said he trusted Klinsmann. It’s a sign of trust in Klinsmann.
‘Iron pillar’ Kim Min-jae also needs to be managed. Munich’s central defense is currently unthinkable without Kim Min-jae. Matthijs de Ligt has been injured and out of form. De Ligt has also been linked with a move to Manchester United. Only two center backs remain, Kim Min-Jae and Dayo Upamecano. It’s a ridiculous situation where both players have to play the full time every game.
Currently, Munich has a first-team squad of only 21 players. Having to play the entirety of every game with no substitutions is taking its toll on Kim’s fitness. The Bavarians were without a single professional center back for the low-key match against Munster. Kim missed the game with a minor calf injury.
A day in the life of Kim Min-jae