Son Heung-min will be part of the South Korean team traveling to Qatar for the World Cup, according to head coach Paulo Bento. Bento, however, expressed doubt on Son’s fitness for the nation’s opening game against Uruguay. Son serves as the team’s captain.
The 2-1 Champions League victory over Marseille 9 days ago resulted in the Tottenham forward breaking his eye socket, which was successfully repaired during surgery. Bento dispelled worries that Son might miss the World Cup by announcing that he would be chosen while taking time to heal.
There is no “Plan B,” Bento assured reporters, adding that he will undoubtedly be chosen. It’s a situation that will call for specific actions and adjustments. We ought to allow him to come and carry out his duty. After that, we will have more time to decide what is best for all of us.
For us, it’s nothing out of the ordinary for Sonny. He had previously expressed a desire to play while injured. Therefore, it doesn’t at all surprise us. Son said that participating in the World Cup was his boyhood goal and that he can’t wait to represent our lovely country on his Instagram page on Wednesday.
Son, South Korea’s captain and leading scorer with 35 goals in 104 appearances for his nation, will be highly relied upon to carry his nation’s aspirations at the World Cup.
The Taegeuk Warriors’ season begins on November 24 when they take on Uruguay in Group H along with Ghana and Portugal.
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