SON 7, Lee Kang-in 18… ‘Starting on the bench’ for Peru-El Salvador match

The Korean National Team’s June A match numbering has been released.

The Korean national team will play Peru in the ‘KEB Hana Bank Invitational National Team Friendly’ on June 16 at 8 p.m. at the Busan Asiad Stadium. Klinsmann assembled the team in March with a focus on the World Cup in Qatar, and will begin sketching out a roadmap for the Asian Cup and North and Central American World Cups in June.

Son Heung-min will start from the bench. He is not at full fitness after undergoing surgery on a sports hernia after the final Premier League game of the 2022-23 season against Leeds United. In training for the match against Peru, he worked on his recovery and fitness, but did not participate in any tactical team drills.

Son Heung-min is not 100% fit, but he has shown ‘determination’ to play. However, Klinsmann decided to protect the player rather than overdo it in the trial. In a press conference on Thursday, a day before the match against Peru, Klinsmann said, “He will sit on the bench. He’s getting better and better every day. We’ll see how he is tomorrow. He’s better than when he came in at the end of the season, but he’s getting better every day. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to play, but we’ll have to wait and see.”먹튀검증

Lee’s development in the Primera Liga this season has been crucial. Klinsmann was asked how he would utilize Lee, saying, “What would be the plan B if Son Heung-min is out,” but he didn’t give a definite answer, saying, “I think I would look at plan A more than plan B”.

Later, the number was announced through the official channel of the Korea Football Association. Son Heung-min, who will be benched against Peru, will wear number 7 and Lee Kang-in will wear number 18. Newcomers Hong Hyun-seok will wear the number 24 and Park Kyu-hyun will wear the number 25.

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