Son Heung-min, who has not won a single career championship in both the club team and the A team, lost his first chance to win again this time.
The South Korean men’s soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, was eliminated after losing 0-2 to Jordan in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar, at 0 a.m. on the 7th (Korea time).
South Korea sought to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years since 1960, but lost to “underdog” Jordan and faced a shock elimination.
Jordan, which intercepted Park Yong-woo’s backpass mistake during Korea’s build-up process in the eighth minute of the second half, displayed a sharp counterattack. Eventually, Yazan Alnaimat shook Korea’s goal net with a superb lobbing shot.
Jordan, riding on momentum, shook Korea’s defense with a quick turn of offense and defense in the 21st minute of the second half. Finally, Musa Altamari scored Korea’s goal with a superb left-footed shot in the center in front of the penalty box. Korea eventually lost to Jordan 0-2 and failed to advance to the final at the Asian Cup.
Making his senior debut in Hamburg, Germany, Son Heung-min played for Leverkusen (Germany) and Tottenham Hotspur (England), making his senior debut in 2010. He was the top scorer of the English Premier League during the 2021-2022 season.
However, he was not especially related to winning the EPL in the 2016-2017 season, the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2018-2019 season, and the Carabao Cup in 2020-2021 season. The 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games gold medal won by wearing the South Korean national soccer team’s uniform is the only experience in his career, but it was won by entering the national team by age of 23 as a wild card, not the A team. 월카지노
Therefore, the Asian Cup, which is still in its heyday at the age of 31, and where all the top Korean players playing in the European big leagues such as Kim Min-jae, Lee Kang-in, and Hwang Hee-chan gathered, seemed to be the right time for Son Heung-min to win the title. However, he left the trophy again, being held back by Jordan amid his poor physical strength and disastrous defense.