Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), an indispensable striker for the Korean national team who is aiming to win the AFC Asian Cup championship for the first time in 64 years, has recovered from his injury and started training for the team. However, Clinton will not likely use him urgently. Since he has a long way to go before winning the title, he will wait until his physical condition fully returns.
Hwang Hee-chan participated in team training for the first time in a training session held at the Al Eglah Training Center in Doha, Qatar on the 17th (Korea time).
Hwang Hee-chan complained of discomfort in his left hip muscle during off-season training in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from the 3rd. Due to this injury, Hwang Hee-chan left the team after entering Doha on the 10th and trained alone.
Hwang Hee-chan, who spent a long time lonely, took to the training ground wearing soccer boots for the first time only at the training session on Thursday ahead of the match against Jordan (May 20). Hwang Hee-chan smiled broadly while talking with his best friends Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) and Hwang In-beom (Zvezda) while running.
Hwang Hee-chan is a very important option for South Korea, which won 3-1 in the first game of the tournament against Bahrain but showed frustration in attack.
Hwang Hee-chan is the type who has the advantage of reckless breakthrough and penetration into the back space, and his decision-making ability has improved enough to score 11 goals this season while wearing a Wolverhampton uniform. In addition, it is a multi-resource that allows players to play not only on the left and right sides but also on the front line as well, which is an advantage of its high utilization. He has a lot of experience in major competitions, including two World Cups and one Asian Cup so far.
If Hwang Hee-chan joins the attack, Korea can expect more diverse attack tactics. It can also be of great help in easing checks on Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain).
However, Coach Klinsmann is determined not to rush to deploy Hwang. In order for Korea to win the championship, it has to play in six more matches. Therefore, he plans to have Hwang, who plays a big part in Korea’s capability, play in perfect physical condition rather than force him to deploy early.
Coach Klinsmann did not deploy Son Heung-min, who was not in perfect physical condition at the time, in the matches against Peru in June and Tunisia in October last year. 헤라카지노
“We will discuss the return of training and participation in the game with the players and medical staff. It is not easy to predict the exact time,” Klinsmann told reporters. “The competition is long and Korea is here to play seven games (to the final).”