Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) and Hee-Chan Hwang (Wolverhampton), the ‘Chuncheon duo’ active in the English Premier League, will start two consecutive matches in Europe in September.
On the 28th, the Korea Football Association announced a list of 25 national team players who will go on an expedition to Europe in September. Jurgen Klinsmann, head coach of the national team, will include Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan, who are the core of the Korean attack, Cho Kyu-seong (Mittwillan), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Hwang Eui-jo (Nottingham), and Hong Hyun-seok (Ghent). The main European players were included in the list.
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who had previously been announced that it would be difficult to play in A-match due to injury, was excluded as expected, but other players who recently suffered injuries, such as Hwang Hee-chan, Cho Kyu-seong, and Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic), were all selected. As a result of confirmation by the Football Association, fortunately, they appeared to have no major problems and were included in the call-up list.
Compared to the 1st and 2nd roster, a lot of new faces joined this roster. Center back Kim Ji-soo (Brentford) and goalkeeper Kim Joon-hong (Kim Cheon-sangmu), the protagonists of the semifinals of the U-20 World Cup, were honored to be selected for the first team in their lives. Midfielder Lee Soon-min (Gwangju FC), who is showing good performance in the K-League 1 this season, was also selected for the national team for the first time. Yang Hyeon-jun, who moved to Celtic from Gangwon FC this summer, is also the first to be selected by Klinsman and aims for his A-match debut.먹튀검증
Lee Dong-kyung (Ulsan Hyundai) and Kang Sang-woo (Beijing Guoan) returned to the national team after a year and eight months since the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asian final qualifying expedition to the Middle East in January last year. Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-gyu (above Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Jung Woo-yeong (Stuttgart), and Park Kyu-hyeon (Dresden) were excluded from the list to participate in the Changwon training session for the Asian Games team led by Hwang Seon-hong.
Klinsmann will meet Wales on the 8th of next month at 3:45 a.m. (Korean time) at the Cardiff City Stadium in Wales, and on the 13th at 1:30 a.m., he will face Saudi Arabia at St. James Park in Newcastle, England. Coach Klinsman, who has yet to win with 2 draws and 2 losses since his appointment, is aiming for his first win in this European expedition.