Klinsmann’s men’s soccer team will test their mettle against Peru.
South Korea will take on Peru in an exhibition match at the Busan Asiad Stadium on Saturday at 8 p.m. Klinsmann has finalized his starting lineup.
South Korea will start Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) up front against Peru, with Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) and Lee Jae-sung (Mainz) leading the attack. Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos) and Won Doo-jae (Gimcheon Sangmu) will form the midfield, while Lee Ki-je (Suwon), Park Ji-soo (Protimonense), Jung Seung-hyun (Ulsan), and Ahn Hyun-beom (Jeju) will play in defense. Kim Seung-kyu (Al Shabab) will be in goal.
Son Heung-min was left out of the starting lineup against Peru by Klinsmann as he continues to recover from sports hernia surgery following the conclusion of Tottenham’s 2022-23 campaign. Son Heung-min (Tottenham) will start the match against Peru from the bench. The national team has left out key defenders Kim Min-jae (Napoli) and Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan) due to military training and injury, respectively.
Despite the absence of some key players, the fans’ enthusiasm for the national team was high against Peru. The game against Peru sold out shortly after general tickets went on sale on June 6, reflecting fan interest.
The area around the Busan Asiad main stadium, where South Korea will play Peru, was filled with fans wearing red, including the national team jerseys, three to four hours before kickoff.
From the moment the team took the field for pre-match warm-ups, fans cheered wildly. Son Heung-min greeted the fans with a handshake during the warm-up, and the fans responded with cheers.토토사이트
The popularity of the national team players was evident from the pre-match player introductions. The fans erupted in cheers when the names of Lee Kang-in, Hwang In-beom, and Hwang Hee-chan were announced. Son Heung-min received the loudest cheer during his introduction. The fans in the Asia Cup main stadium erupted in cheers as Son’s name was announced.
Speaking ahead of the match, Klinsmann said, “He’ll be on the bench. He’s getting better every day. We’ll see what happens until game day. He’s in better shape than when he came in at the end of the season. There is hope for him to play.”