Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in Controversy

Hwang Sun-hong, interim coach of the Korean national soccer team, has selected Lee Kang-in Paris Saint-Germain, who is controversial. Many people still have cold eyes on him. As a result, the decision to “break through the front” could be a source of embarrassment. However, it could also serve as a good opportunity for the team to become stronger. It is a crossroads. Now is the time for all members of the national team to make efforts, not only for Lee Kang-in and Son Heung-min Tottenham.

Coach Hwang included both Lee Kang-in and Son Heung-min’s names in the 23 national team entries for the two consecutive A-match series 21st and 26th against Thailand in March at the Korea Football Center in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 11th.

Lee Kang-in caused a big controversy by engaging in friction with Son Heung-min the day before the match against Jordan in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup. Soccer fans as well as politicians criticized Lee Kang-in.

As it was so noisy, some predicted that Hwang might exclude Lee Kang-in at the March rally. However, Hwang chose to “break through the front line” to embrace Lee Kang-in.

As a result, Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in will work together again in about two months.

To advance to the final qualifying round for the World Cup, the first priority is to produce good results in the match against Thailand. However, changing the mood and public opinion of the national team, which have been in disarray for the past two months, and maintaining good condition are as important as winning.

Coach Hwang believes that joining Lee Kang-in should be a foothold for a new start.

“I completely decided on Lee Kang-in’s selection. If you don’t call Lee Kang-in this time and move on to the next one, you can pass the noisy one right away. However, it is not a problem that can be solved by not calling Lee Kang-in this time and calling him next time,” he stressed.

“There is also an element that will become stronger if we work together again. It’s best to solve what happened on the field,” he said, explaining the reason behind Lee Kang-in’s selection.

The decision has been made. Now all the efforts of the members are needed.

Lee Kang-in, who took the “opportunity,” needs to make a sincere apology and show remorse for his wrongdoings. Son Heung-min, who is not free from the responsibility of controversy, should also sincerely embrace his younger brother. It is not a matter that only two players have to deal with.

“The friction between players can happen in any team,” Hwang said. “Lee Kang-in, Son Heung-min I don’t think it’s a matter of just the two. It’s a matter of all the members, including the team members, coaching staff, and support staff. Therefore, everyone should be responsible,” he stressed.

This can be interpreted as meaning that internal problems that had been festering were expressed through the two players. That is why everyone has to work together to solve problems. Only then can the team be successfully sealed. Coach Hwang, who has taken the helm of a shaky ship in difficult times, is committed to leading by example.

“The players will accept the call-up as a token of atonement to the public,” Hwang said. “As a coach, I feel the same way.”

We need to keep in mind the clichéd old story that the ground gets harder after a rain. Hwang’s bold decision may be a golden opportunity for Korean soccer to solidify itself again after a hard time with soaking wet. 토토사이트