Captain, SON Buried in the Face

A picture posted by Son Heung-min on social media while confessing his feelings.

Son Heung-min Tottenham Hotspur, the “captain,” bowed his head again. As usual, he confessed his feelings through social media about finishing the 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup.

Son Heung-min wrote on Instagram on the 8th, “The appreciation was too late because I was focusing only on the game while playing the Asian Cup tournament that many people had been looking forward to.”

“I felt heavy and sad coming back to London after the game, but I arrived safely. I think I wasn’t good enough as captain and didn’t lead the team well. I was so proud to be a Korean soccer player for giving me so much love and support despite this situation,” he said, apologizing again.

Son Heung-min, who posted several pictures together, was the first to post a picture of his face buried in his hands.

Son Heung-min is regretting as the end time of the match approaches in the semi-final match between South Korea and Jordan of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup held at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Alayan, Qatar, on the 6th .

Son, who played in his fourth Asian Cup tournament, was frustrated at the brink of winning again. Son, who competed as the “captain,” scored two goals on penalties and one goal on a fantastic free kick, but his team’s journey came to a halt in the semifinal match against Jordan. That’s how the team’s first championship challenge in 64 years ended.

The match against Jordan was catastrophic. Korea, which is ranked 23rd in the FIFA rankings, lost helplessly to Jordan, which is ranked 87th. The team lost weakly to the extent that it lacked expression of its lackluster performance, such as failing to record even one shot on goal throughout the 90 minutes.

Son Heung-min could not take his foot off the ground for a while after losing the game against Jordan. He stood there blankly on the ground as if in shock.

After accepting the disappointing result, he bowed his head again. He seemed to feel a heavy responsibility as a “captain.”

The 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal match between South Korea and Australia held at Alwakra Aljanub Stadium in Qatar on the 2nd. Son Heung-min is returning to his seat after the attack. Son Heung-min made his national team debut in a friendly match against Syria on December 30, 2010, and scored his first A-match goal in January 2011 against India in the Qatar Asian Cup. After playing for more than 13 years, Son participated in Qatar Asian Cup again in 2011, Australia in 2015, UAE in 2019 and 2024, breaking the record for most appearances in Korean football’s Asian Cup matches.

After the match against Jordan, Son Heung-min met with reporters in the mixed zone and said, “Football is a sport that repeats itself winning and losing, but it is true that we lost because we were not good enough. I think Jordan prepared so much today and should be praised for playing well,” adding, “It was a tournament where I felt that I was not good enough and that I was not good enough while leading the team. I am so sorry that I could not bring back the desired results despite the sacrifices of many players. I am sorry to the people.”

“Our players did their best, and it is true that we did our best every single day to make our soccer fans happy,” Son said with a heavy expression. Nevertheless, I hope you don’t be too sensitive about soccer results and mistakes. There is really no fault with the players. When I get reprimanded, I think I deserve it. As a person who needs to take responsibility for this team and lead more, I think we have collapsed here.” 슬롯머신

I went back to London to play Tottenham’s schedule, but I still felt uneasy. Son Heung-min once again expressed his sorry on social media.

Son Heung-min celebrates after scoring a come-from-behind penalty kick in the second half of the Group E match between South Korea and Malaysia in the final Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup at Alwakra Aljanub Stadium in Qatar on the 25th.