“I’ll play A-match and go to Hangzhou”
“Glad it doesn’t clash with Hangzhou AG schedule”
“After the A-Match and before the Asian Games, the non-mandatory borrowing period will help us join the team”
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Lee Kang-in, 22, 토토사이트 will be called up by Klinsmann’s
team for the September A match instead of Hwang Sun-hong.
Coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59-Germany) said in a video conference held by the Korea Football
Association for domestic media on Sept. 17-18, “If Lee Kang-in is called up for the A-match next
month, it will not overlap with the Asian Games. I hope he will come to the A team, play the A
match and then join the Asian Games team and show a good performance.”
“Lee Kang-in is a very talented player with a good personality, so he will be able to adapt to
the team quickly,” he added.
“The problem is that there is a week between the end of the A-match and the start of the Asian Games. “The problem is that there
is a week between the end of the A-Match and the start of the Asian Games, so if European clubs want to call him back and send
him to the start of the Asian Games, it could be difficult for the player,” he said, “so we have to work out that with the clubs.
Klinsmann plans to field a full squad, including Lee Kang-in, against Europe during the
September A-Match (Sept. 4-12).
With two draws and two defeats in four A-Match matches since taking over, Klinsmann is
aiming to record his first win away from home in Europe.
In addition to Lee, the rest of the overseas wave, including Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) and
Hong Hyun-seok (Ghent), who were named to the final U-24 Asian Games roster, are also
eligible for recall.
“We are still in talks with the Asian Games team regarding the recall of Lee Kang-in,” said an
official from the KFA, “but the basic principle is to call players to the A team and then help them in the off-season before the Asian Games.”
It will be disappointing for Hwang Sun-hong, who will be trying to win a third straight Asian Games men’s soccer title.
He was expecting to be able to rely on the likes of Lee Kang-in in September instead of giving way to the national team for the two A matches in June.
However, 스포츠토토 Klinsmann’s decision to prioritize the A team has put a damper on his preparations for the Asian Games.
Although Klinsmann has offered to help European clubs in the rainy period between the A-match in September and the start of the Asian Games, if that doesn’t work out, Hwang will only be able to join the European squad just before the tournament.
Korea will play Kuwait on Sept. 19, Thailand on Sept. 21, and Bahrain on Sept. 24.
Klinsmann said Hong Hyun-seok and Park Kyu-hyun (Dynamo Dresden) will also have to wait until the A team roster is announced.
He said: “There could be issues such as injuries. Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) is injured, and Hwang In-beom (Olympiakos) is not playing because he has a conflict with his club. We’re still discussing it. It’s too early to say we’ll give in or not,” he said.
However, Park Kyu-hyun, who plays in the German Bundesliga, said he would give in if Hwang wanted him to.
However, he was concerned that his club might not understand the importance of the Asian Games and that he would be forced to join Hwang during the A-Match and then return to the team in time for the start of the Asian Games.
“Dresden don’t understand that there is a military service benefit for the Asian Games,” Klinsmann said. “I didn’t either when I first came, and then I heard a lot about it and understood it, but now most European clubs don’t understand the Asian Games,” Klinsmann said.
“We are constantly talking to Dresden. We’re constantly talking to Dresden and telling them that if their athletes win gold, the club can benefit as well.”
Lee Kang-in, who is said to be in talks with PSG over a move to the Asian Games, will not be a problem for Hwang Sun-hong.
“I spoke to Lee Kang-in, and I know there’s a clause in his PSG contract that says if he’s called up for the Asian Games, the club has to respond,” Klinsmann said. It’s a very clever clause, so there shouldn’t be a problem. However, we need to utilize him in the A-League, so we are planning to play the A-League and join the Asian Games,” he said.
He continued, “The problem is the players who don’t have an Asian Games clause in their contracts. It’s not mandatory, 스포츠토토맨 but it doesn’t matter if the club doesn’t send them. We will help them as much as possible.”