The captain of the South Korean national soccer team, Son Heung-min (Tottenham), was a star. After the game, the El Salvadoran players were happy to face the South Korean and were happy to greet him. But some of the players were frustrated. What happened with Son?
Heung-min came on as a second-half substitute and played 22 minutes against El Salvador in an exhibition match at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on June 20.안전놀이터 Son, who underwent surgery for a sports hernia after playing his final league game for Tottenham before joining the national team, missed last week’s game against Peru. He was still not at full fitness against El Salvador and started on the bench.
However, he wanted to play and warmed up in the warm-up area at the start of the second half. With the score at 1-0, Son finally came on in the 23rd minute for Hwang Hee-chan. The Son Heung-min effect was immediately apparent. Whenever he got the ball, at least two defenders were pressing hard. On this day, rather than trying to forcefully break through with a dribbled ball, Heung-min acted as an offensive link in the middle and harassed the El Salvador defenders.
He played the game with aplomb and didn’t push himself too hard. However, after conceding a 1-1 tie in the 42nd minute of the second half, Son Heung-min got involved in the defense to prevent the defeat. He was not at his best due to hernia surgery, but he gave it his all.토토사이트주소
However, there wasn’t enough time to secure Klinsmann’s first win, and the players were left disappointed as the game ended in a 1-1 draw. A draw against a relatively underdog team, El Salvador, felt like a defeat. While it’s not an absolute comparison, Japan had played an exhibition match against El Salvador the previous week, and had beaten the same team 6-0.
As the final whistle blew, Son put his disappointment behind him and encouraged his juniors. Suddenly, El Salvador’s players swarmed him, shaking his hand and asking him to exchange jerseys with them. However, Heung-min politely declined the request, saying that his priority was to comfort his juniors who were disappointed with the outcome of the game. Most of the players walked off the field in disappointment, but Mayer-Hill refused to give up. He continued to follow Son Heung-min and asked for a jersey swap.
After being rejected again, Mayer Hill walked off the field in tears, his face covered by his jersey, while the El Salvador staff comforted him. After the game, the El Salvadoran players were the first to seek out big league players like Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in and ask them to exchange jerseys.
The reason why soccer players exchange jerseys after a game is a sign of mutual respect between two players. They exchange jerseys to recognize each other after a hard-fought battle on the field.
[El Salvador players who requested to exchange jerseys with Son Heung-min after the match. Photo = Daejeon Eugene Hyung