The South Korean national soccer team will face ‘African powerhouse’ Tunisia in an exhibition match tomorrow evening. With captain Son Heung-min back in training after a thigh problem, expectations are high for a fiery attack.
Son Heung-min joined training for the first time in four days after his call-up.
He warms up with a cheerful expression, and as the ball drills begin, the mood lifts.
Son Heung-min / South Korea National Football Team
“We’re in much better shape than when we arrived, and I think the most important thing is that we can continue our winning streak.”
The players are hungry for goals, having scored just one goal as a team in their last two European outings.
From Premier League duo Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan to Asian Games top scorer Jung Woo-young, Klinsmann is excited.
Klinsmann / National Team Head Coach
“I hope they can continue their performances from the last tournament with the team.”
Son Heung-min was particularly excited about Jung Woo-young, who wore his number 7 at the Asian Games.메이저놀이터
“It’s easy to get excited after one tournament, but Woo-young is not that kind of player, and I hope he can grow into a great player….”
Tunisia is ranked 29th in the FIFA rankings, three spots below us, but they are an African powerhouse that beat France at the last World Cup.
Khadri / Tunisia head coach
“South Korea is a team that can go to the last four of the World Cup and Son Heung-min is one of the best strikers.”
Klinsmann’s side take on Tunisia tomorrow evening in search of their first back-to-back wins in charge.