South Korea’s national team captain Son Heung-min is recovering from hernia surgery, making it unclear if he will be able to play in the team’s exhibition match against Peru on Saturday.
Reporter Son Ki Sung.
After the final match against Leeds United in the Premier League on March 29, Son Heung-min underwent surgery in London for a sports hernia.
After returning home in pain, Son later visited the international youth soccer tournament named after him as an encouragement.안전놀이터
[Son Heung-min / South Korea National Soccer Team: “Don’t get hurt and always have fun playing soccer, okay?”]
After about two weeks of recovery, Son Heung-min led the team in training on the second day of the call-up with a smile on his face.
The Korea Football Association said that while it will be up to Klinsmann to decide whether he will play in the two A matches, Son Heung-min is showing a strong desire to play.
He played with a mask at last year’s World Cup in Qatar, so Son, who underwent hernia surgery, is still the team’s mood maker and centerpiece.
[Park Ji-soo/Football National Team: “(Who is the atmosphere maker of the national team?) Isn’t Heung-min his older brother? I think Heung-min plays a lot of jokes with the younger players when they come, talks to them a lot, and helps them adapt well.”]
If Son Heung-min, who scored a multi-goal performance in his debut for Klinsmann’s Ho, is unable to play against Peru, midfielders Lee Jae-sung and Lee Kang-in are likely to fill the void.