On the day when the gloomy news came that his colleague Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan), who had been caught by the Chinese police, was arrested, Klins Man-ho prepared for his first victory without wavering.토토사이트
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, trained at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the afternoon of the 18th, two days before the second evaluation match against El Salvador in June.
Launched in March, Klinsmann has yet to win its first victory.
In the two matches in the evaluation match in March, it was only 1 draw and 1 loss, and in the match against Peru in Busan on the 16th, it was struck 0-1.
Although it is an evaluation match, all players share the idea that it will be difficult if the ‘first victory’ is delayed.
In addition, El Salvador is a team that lost 0-6 in the evaluation match against Japan on the 15th, amid bad news that one player was sent off in the first three minutes.
Excluding Son Jun-ho and Ahn Hyun-beom (Jeju), who left due to injury, all 23 players, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham), completed the training that day.
While only about 15 minutes of training was released to the media, coach Klinsman set up the players in a 4-2-3-1 formation from the start and familiarized themselves with their roles. Coach Michael Kim, who serves as an interpreter, delivered Klinsman’s instructions to clear his throat.
In the fast-tempo training that followed, the Taegeuk warriors were showing their fighting spirit, shouting so loudly that the crowd of spectators roared through the empty stadium.
Hwang In-beom met with reporters prior to training and conveyed the atmosphere, saying, “The players are hungry for victory now.”
On the morning of this day, news broke that Son Jun-ho was detained by the Chinese police.
Son Jun-ho was arrested on the 12th of last month while trying to return from Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, and was investigated by the public security in criminal detention until the day before.
His charge is ‘bribing non-state operatives’. The possibility that he participated in match-fixing or that money and goods were exchanged in the process of transferring to Shandong is being discussed, but the authorities have not yet made a concrete announcement.
According to local sources, the change in the arrest investigation means that the public security has officially started judicial treatment of Son Jun-ho.해외안전놀이터 추천
The Korea Football Association and the national team are frustrated.
An official from the national team said, “I heard the explanation that (conversion of arrest) is a concept that has been switched from a temporary investigation to a formal investigation. While Son Jun-ho continues to be investigated by the public security, there is no way to confirm from the Football Association’s point of view.”
Director Klinsman was very surprised when he heard about the arrest of Son Jun-ho this morning, the official said.
Son Jun-ho is not a ‘former representative player’. Although he is not able to digest this A-match training and game schedule, he is definitely a member of Klinsman.
This is because coach Klinsman selected Son Jun-ho while selecting the representative player ahead of the A-match period. At the time, coach Klinsman explained the reason for the ‘surprise selection’, saying, “I want to convey to Son Jun-ho that we are together in difficult times and that we are 100% supporting him.”
Son Jun-ho’s photo and name are also posted on the Korea Football Association’s homepage, which introduces the faces of the currently convened representative players.
It is not difficult to understand director Klinsman’s purpose of conveying a small message of support to Son Jun-ho, who has shared joys and sorrows with his colleagues, but is now imprisoned in a cold cage.
However, it is pointed out that it is difficult to perceive as a normal situation that a player currently under investigation as a criminal suspect in another country is included in the national team representing the country.
National team midfielder Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) responded to a question about Son Jun-ho’s redemption prior to training today, saying, “I am very careful about what I am saying right now because the team has not heard anything about it. I have nothing to say in particular.”
The evaluation match between Korea and El Salvador kicks off at 8 p.m. on the 20th at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium.