The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Klinsmann, won 6-0 in an October A match evaluation match against Vietnam 95th in FIFA rankings at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 17th. 스포츠토토핫 With the victory, South Korea ended its October A match schedule with two consecutive wins.
Son Heung-min was unable to play in the aftermath of his injury against Tunisia. Amid many expectations that Vietnam would be excluded from the starting lineup in this game due to its weak power, Son Heung-min surprisingly played as a starter.
Certainly not 100 per cent. Son Heung-min failed to finish the scoring opportunity that came throughout the game like Son Heung-min. Still, Son Heung-min led the team’s attack by showing good chemistry with the strikers such as Lee Kang-in, Hwang Hee-chan and Cho Kyu-sung.
In the second half, Son Heung-min, who was warmed up, began to play well. In the 6th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min exchanged one-two passes with Lee Jae-sung in the 45-degree area of his favorite penalty box. Son Heung-min sent a cutback pass to the center. At this time, the defender who was blocking Cho Kyu-sung failed to clear the ball properly, leading to an own goal.
Son Heung-min, who missed several chances to score, scored a goal. In the 15th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min exchanged one-two passes with Hwang Hee-chan right in front of the penalty box and finished with a non-stone shot. I tripped over the defense, but I woke up laughing. It was Son’s 38th goal of the A match.
Son Heung-min complained of pain for a while during the game, making fans worried, but fortunately, he finished the game well.
After the game ended, Son Heung-min first conducted an interview with a broadcasting company. Since then, several Vietnamese players have been waiting for Son Heung-min. The Vietnamese coaching staff was also in the group. When Son Heung-min’s interview was over, Vietnamese players and coaching staff asked Son for autographs and photos. It was a scene where you could feel in person that Son Heung-min had a world-class status beyond Korea.
However, Son Heung-min asked for understanding from the Vietnamese players and coaching staff who waited and headed first to the fans who visited the Suwon World Cup Stadium. As captain, it is more than everyone can imagine Son Heung-min’s affection for Korean fans.
As everyone knows, Son Heung-min’s physical condition is not 100%. Even if Son Heung-min is absent for two consecutive games to finish the upcoming 2023 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup and 2023-24 season well in the long run, no fans will voice criticism. There were also many fans who wished Son Heung-min to rest in this game.
However, Son Heung-min said, “I thought a lot about it, but it was not acceptable for him to come to Korea and not play in front of the fans. After consulting with the director, he said I was playing. In fact, I am grateful to the coach who made this decision and the players who respected me even though I did not participate in the training well. “The weather was colder than I thought, but thanks to the fans who came, I was able to play well,” he said, explaining why he played until the end, saying he really wanted to play in Korea and in front of the fans.
Son Heung-min, who approached the fans first, completed a big round of the stadium to greet the fans. In the area where Red Devils supporters are located, they happily ended the end of the national team’s schedule by taking pictures with their teammates and fans.
After greeting the fans, Son Heung-min provided fan service to Vietnamese players. One of the Vietnamese players who was waiting for Son Heung-min was Thack Ngoc Hai, known as Son Heung-min’s real fan. Eungok High usually imitates Son Heung-min’s click ceremony, so he really has a lot of fan sentiment for Son Heung-min.
After taking a commemorative photo with Ngoc Hai, Son Heung-min handed over perfect fan service that even signed his Vietnamese uniform. It was a captain excitement that perfectly satisfied Korean fans who wanted to see Son Heung-min and Vietnamese players who I respect as players.