‘Injury’ Cho Kyu-sung + Hwang Hee-chan recalled → Lee Kang-in excluded! Klinsmannhoe announces September A-match roster…3 new faces

August 28, 2023 | by

Jürgen Klinsmann’s men’s team will hit the road in September.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) on Monday announced the men’s national team roster for its September friendlies in Europe. Most of the players who participated in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have been retained. Son Heung-min, Cho Kyu-sung. Hwang Eui-jo, Hwang Hee-chan, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-kwon, Cho Hyun-woo, and Kim Seung-gyu were selected.

Oh Hyun-gyu, Hong Hyun-seok, Moon Sun-min, Ahn Hyun-beom, Park Yong-woo, Kim Joo-seong, Lee Ki-je, Seol Young-woo, and Jeong Seung-hyun, who were selected in June, were also included in the roster. There were also some familiar faces. Kang Sang-woo, Lee Dong-kyung, and Yang Hyun-joon returned to the national team. Three players were named for the first time. Kim Jun-hong, Kim Ji-soo, and Lee Soon-min were named to the senior national team for the first time.

They were selected in coordination with Hwang Sun-hong. The team will play Wales on September 8 and Saudi Arabia on September 13. After the September A matches, the Asian Games will be held. The first game of the Asian Games will be on September 19 against Kuwait. The gap between the September A’s and the Asian Games is only a few days, making it necessary to organize transportation.

Prior to the announcement of the roster, Klinsmann said, “We’ll try to come to the A team and play our best and improve our performance so that we can make the Asian Games team. Hopefully, we can take some good energy from the A team and carry it over to the Asian Games team.”

Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu, Jeong Woo-young and Park Kyu-hyun, who are on the Asian Games roster, were left out of the September A match roster. However, Seol Young-woo and Hong Hyun-seok, who were named to the Asian Games squad, will play the September A match and participate in the Asian Games at Klinsmann’s request. Lee Kang-in is out with a hamstring injury. He is expected to focus on rehabilitation.

The injury list has been growing lately. Oh Hyun-gyu, Cho Kyu-sung, Hwang Hee-chan, and Lee Kang-in have been injured. “Injuries are the biggest variable, especially Lee Kang-in’s injury, which has disrupted our program,” said Klinsmann. We hope that Lee Kang-in will recover quickly and be able to adapt to the team and participate in the Asian Games in good shape. Fortunately, Cho Kyu-sung and Hwang Hee-chan have been in constant communication with their respective teams and have been deemed fit to join the call-up.”

“We have had several discussions with the Korean Football Association regarding the call-up of some players who were included in the Asian Games squad. While Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu, Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) and Park Kyu-hyun will not be called up for the upcoming trip to Europe, Seol Young-woo and Hong Hyun-seok were deemed essential for the Wales match.” 스포츠토토

He also talked about first-time call-ups Kim Jun-hong, Kim Ji-soo and Lee Soon-min. Klinsmann said, “The three players were first-time selections. Kim Jun-hong was selected by goalkeeping coach Köpke during the Asian Games team’s training camp in Paju. Kim Ji-soo was selected by me in person. These two players were selected not for their immediate performance, but for their potential to develop into the future of the national team. Lee Soon-min has been a consistent performer in the K League. These new players will be the beginning of a transformation to achieve our goal of winning the Asian Cup.”


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