South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has mentioned he will identify captain Ki Sung-yueng and Son Heung-min in his squad future week for the crunch World Cup qualifiers versus Iran and Uzbekistan in spite of their accidents.
SEOUL: South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has mentioned he will identify captain Ki Sung-yueng and Son Heung-min in his squad future week for the crunch World Cup qualifiers versus Iran and Uzbekistan in spite of their accidents.
Swansea City midfielder Ki underwent surgery for a knee injuries he sustained in the three-2 defeat away to Qatar in June and is not expected to be suit once again right until mid-September.
That would rule him out of the house game versus Iran on Aug. 31 and the last away game versus Uzbekistan on Sept. five.
But Shin, who replaced the sacked Uli Stielike, mentioned he desired Ki in his squad, irrespective.
“I want to give Ki the captain’s armband even if he cannot perform,” South Korean information company Yonhap quoted Shin as stating.
“Ki has been serving a central part effectively in the countrywide workforce.”
Son broke his arm, also in the Qatar match, but is a better possibility to be prepared for the Iran game as South Korea look to clinch the 2nd computerized berth in Group A of Asian qualifying and secure a ticket to future year’s finals in Russia.
“I assume Son has recovered plenty of to perform the World Cup qualifiers,” Shin mentioned of the Tottenham striker. “He will not have a huge dilemma.
“I cannot call up Son early, but at the time he returns to South Korea we will examine up on his issue.
“Then I have to assume about no matter if I should start him or use him as a substitute.”
South Korea are 2nd in Group A, 7 details at the rear of the already experienced Iran but only a single position earlier mentioned 3rd-placed Uzbekistan who future perform China away.
Third area would present a passage to Russia by using a playoff versus the 3rd-placed workforce in Group B and an additional playoff versus a workforce from the North American, Central American and Caribbean regional qualifying.
Despite the fact that laden with some of Asia’s best gamers, the South Koreans’ marketing campaign has been far from smooth sailing, with the Qatar reduction the last nail for Stielike.
Former captain and Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung mentioned the workforce essential to discover the unity lacking below Stielike to press through to Russia.
“The most essential issue is that the gamers ought to have confidence in each individual other,” Park advised regional media.
(Reporting by Ian Ransom in Melbourne Editing by Greg Stutchbury)