Taegeuk Warriors, who fought fiercely for 240 minutes, return from rest and undergo recovery training
Son Heung-min and Kim Tae-hwan doing recovery training
Son Heung-min and Kim Tae-hwan of the national team, who won the quarterfinals between Korea and Australia in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, are undergoing recovery training at the Al Egla Training Center in Doha, Qatar, on the 3rd (local time). I’m doing it.
The Taegeuk Warriors, who fought for over 240 minutes over two games, took a breather with light training.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, trained at the Al Egla Training Center in Doha, Qatar, on the morning of the 3rd.
Klinsmann advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 comeback win against Australia the day before in a 120-minute overtime match.
In the previous round of 16 match against Saudi Arabia, Klinsmann was unable to decide the winner within 90 minutes.Korea, which could not finish the game in overtime, only confirmed its victory in a penalty shootout.
To make matters worse, there were only two days of complete rest between the Saudi game and the Australia game.
Because the schedule was so difficult, it appeared that training would not proceed at all that day.
However, it changed to light recovery training.
A national team official said, “The players volunteered to train. They said that if they rested the day after the game, their muscles would sag, so they suggested training even if it was light.”
The Taegeuk Warriors’ strong will to win is revealed.
Twelve players who did not play the game the day before or played only a limited amount of time trained normally wearing soccer shoes, while the remaining players, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (Munich), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), wore sneakers. I warmed up lightly or did aerobic exercise such as cycling.
Even though it was physically hard, the atmosphere was good thanks to the thrilling victory.
Son Heung-min, who entered the training ground, greeted the reporters with a bright expression and said, “Hello.”
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Hwang Hee-chan, who scored the tying goal from a penalty kick the day before and led the free kick that led to Son Heung-min’s comeback goal in overtime, gave a high five to Coach Klinsmann and chatted with a bright expression.
The one who looked the brightest was Kim Min-jae.He kept smiling even while running and training.
Kim Min-jae, who played most of the full-time games in the last five games, received his second yellow card in the last minute against Australia and will miss the semi-final against Jordan due to accumulated warnings.
Klinsmann will attempt to advance to the finals in a return match against Jordan, whom he faced once in the group stage, at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan on the 7th at midnight Korean time. 19가이드03