Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae, the first reunion after the SNS happening… June A match opponent ‘South American 2 teams’ confirmed
Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham) and Kim Min-jae (26, Napoli) will play an A-match against a South American team in June.
The Korea Football Association announced on the 21st, “The national football team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann will play a friendly match against Peru on June 16 and El Salvador on the 20th at the invitation of Hana Bank.” Both Peru and El Salvador are South American national teams. The venue and kickoff time are undecided.
Coach Klinsman, who took over as head coach of the Korean national team in February, had previously played two friendly A matches. They drew 2-2 with South American powerhouse Colombia and lost 1-2 to Uruguay. Although they failed to win in the two games, it was an opportunity to confirm Coach Klinsman’s will to attack football.
Immediately after the A match in March, there was a commotion within the team. It was revealed that Kim Min-jae unfollowed the national team captain Son Heung-min’s SNS. At the time, Kim Min-jae said right after the Uruguay game, “It is mentally difficult. Not for the time being, but in the future, I will focus on my team rather than the national team,” he said, implying his retirement. The wave was great.
A day later, Son Heung-min wrote on social media, “Playing for the country, wearing the uniform of the Korean national soccer team is always a proud and honored thing.” After seeing this, Kim Min-jae, who misunderstood that he had shot him, cut off social media relations with Son Heung-min.
Kim Min-jae immediately expressed his position through his agency. Kim Min-jae said, “My thoughts were short. Wrong. Heung-min contacted her brother separately and apologized. I want to say sorry once again. I misunderstood because of the interview I had the day before and acted out of common sense,” she confessed. Since then, the two have been following each other normally on social media.
Social media happenings have passed. Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae are returning to Italy and England, where they have their respective teams, and are working on the remainder of the 2022-23 season. Son Heung-min challenges Tottenham to enter the top 4 of the Premier League, and Kim Min-jae is about to win Serie A in his first season with Napoli. 안전놀이터
European players such as Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae, Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) will complete the 2022-23 season and return to Korea during the A-match period in June.
It is time for the national soccer team to move towards winning the 2023 Asian Cup. The 2023 Asian Cup will be held in Qatar from January to February 2024. Coach Klinsman said at his inaugural press conference, “In the short term, winning the Asian Cup is the goal, and in the long term, the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America is the semifinals.” Captain Son Heung-min also said, “Winning the Asian Cup is something we haven’t achieved for a long time. I will do my best to win this time.”