The controversy over overuse of Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), who said, “We need to give Son Heung-min a break,” first came out around this time five years ago. He participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia immediately after the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2017-2018 season, and was about to participate in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
In fact, Son Heung-min had a busier year than any other soccer player in the world in the 2018-2019 season. Even after winning the gold medal he had aimed for at the Asian Games, where he participated as a wild card (24 years old or older), he did not hesitate to travel long distances to fulfill the schedule of the A national team. (UAE) I had to participate in the Asian Cup. As his team Tottenham advanced to the UEFA Champions League final, Son Heung-min played a whopping 78 official matches (53 for Tottenham and 25 for the national team) during the year. The British BBC also expressed concern that “Son Heung-min traveled 110,600 km to and from Korea without rest.”소닉카지노
Is it the ace’s fate that must be repeated every four years? Following Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain, PSG), the next-generation ace of Korean soccer, is about to go on a forced march in the 2023-2024 season. As soon as he signed with PSG this summer, he accompanied him on an Asian tour to Japan and Korea and immediately started his first season in France. His first game in Korea’s Asian Games is against Kuwait on the 19th of next month.
The Asian Games are famous for their tight schedule. Matches are held every two days, and if Korea advances to the final (October 7), it will have to play seven matches over three weeks. Son Heung-min played 6 games, excluding 1 game in the group stage, during the previous Asian Games.
The problem is when Lee Kang-in joined. The Asian Games are not FIFA-sponsored competitions, so clubs are not obligated to send players. It is known that Lee Kang-in included a clause to participate in the Asian Games when he signed the contract with PSG, but news of his sudden injury made his joining itself unclear. PSG announced on the 22nd, “Lee Kang-in injured his left quadriceps muscle (a large muscle on the front of the thigh) and will focus on treatment until the end of the minimum A-match break (September 4-13).” Depending on the speed of Lee Kang-in’s recovery, the timing of his joining may change, and even if he recovers from his injury in time for the tournament, he must stand on the ground with a lack of sense of actual combat.
The Asian Cup will be held in Qatar in January next year. Since the Asian Cup is a FIFA-recognized competition, it is possible to be selected without any problems even during the European league season. Klins Manho, who aims to win the Asian Cup, can play as many as seven games. In addition, there are A-match weeks (two games each) set by FIFA in October and November of this year and March and June of next year. From the A match period in November, the 2026 North and Central America World Cup will be held in the second qualifying round for the Asian region, so away matches to Asian countries such as China and Thailand, which compete in Group C, must also be played.
Considering that Lee Kang-in’s team, PSG, has succeeded in advancing to the knockout stage in the Champions League for 11 consecutive seasons, the game Lee Kang-in must play this season is expected to be similar to that of Son Heung-min four years ago. This means that another controversy may arise. An official in the soccer world said, “It’s a similar situation to Son Heung-min four years ago.” “As the Asian Games and Asian Cup, as well as the games of his team are all important, I hope Lee Kang-in finishes the season well without further injury.” expressed