Oh Hyun-kyu (22, Celtic), a reserve, is eager to play. And “captain” Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) is unavailable for the Peru game.

The South Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59), convened at Hotel Lotte Busan at 3 p.m. on Dec. 12. The team held an open training session at Gudeok Sports Center on the 12th and then held the second day of training on the 13th at 10:30 am.

Prior to the start of training, an official from the Korea Football Association (KFA) said, “Son Heung-min underwent a minor sports hernia surgery in England after the last Tottenham Hotspur League game on May 29 (KST). He is in the process of recovering.” The KFA confirmed Son’s surgery.

Tottenham played their final Premier League match of the 2022-2023 season against Leeds United on May 29. Son, who played about 76 minutes and recorded an assist in that match, underwent emergency surgery for a sports hernia.

Of course, Son’s absence from the match against Peru on Sept. 16 has not been confirmed. A KFA official said, “Advisor Chaduri also had the surgery 메이저사이트 in the past and played two weeks later. In terms of the date, it’s been two weeks since the surgery. Regarding his participation, coach Klinsmann is looking at the degree of recovery,” he said, adding that it is not impossible for Son to play against Peru.

“The player himself has a strong will to play and is actively participating in recovery training,” he added.

Oh, who was interviewed before the training session, traveled to Qatar as a “backup member” for Son, who suffered an orbital fracture at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Although he didn’t play, he trained with the team and acted as a “pace maker” for the players.

“I went to the World Cup in Qatar, but I couldn’t play,” Oh said to the press.

“I wanted to play so badly, and I know the stadium (in Qatar). Only people who have been to the stadium know. I’m hungry, I’m hungry because I didn’t play. I think I’m more hungry,” he said, adding, “I prepare as if I’m going to start every time. I’m confident. Whether it’s one minute or 90 minutes, I’ll do my best,” he said, expressing his eagerness to play.

If Klinsmann decides to rest Son Heung-min and start Oh Hyun-gyu, it will be interesting to see how much ‘Han’ Oh will vomit on the field.

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