“It is always an honor to play for the country” Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae resolve controversy over retirement from the national team

Regarding the controversy over national team defender Kim Min-jae (Napoli)’s retirement from the national team, captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) also stepped up to evolve.

On the 29th, Son Heung-min said through social network service (SNS), “Playing for the country, wearing the uniform of the Korean national soccer team is always proud and honored.”

Heung-Min Son said,먹튀검증 “I was able to feel the love that football is receiving again while playing a home game for the first time in a while.” In addition, he also said, “Thank you to everyone who supported us for 10 days.”

Previously, the Korean national soccer team drew 2-2 in Colombia’s evaluation match held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th, and lost 1-2 in Uruguay’s evaluation match held at Seoul World Cup Stadium the previous day.

However, at the age of 26 after losing the match the previous day, Kim Min-jae, who had a bright future in soccer, made a statement suggesting retirement from the national team in an interview with Mixed Zone, shocking the domestic soccer community. Kim Min-jae, who is very active in Naples, an Italian team in the European big league, is evaluated as the nucleus of the Korean defense, but Kim Min-jae said, “It is difficult. He is in a state of collapse a lot on the mental side (mentally) as well. For the time being, I plan to focus only on my team.” 

In response to the question, ‘Have you been coordinated with the Korea Football Association? We were talking a little bit. I will do this much,” he said and left.

As the controversy spread, Kim Min-jae explained on social media that day, “I wanted to tell you that the pressure on the pitch, the responsibility to always do well, and the disappointment when I lost as a defender were difficult.”

In addition, “I never took it for granted when I did not give my best while playing the national team, when I was named on the national team list, or when I started playing in the national team game. There is no game that I did not work hard because I had residual injuries, because I had a long flight time, or because I was physically exhausted because there were many games.”

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