(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Euijin Lee = “Heung-Min Son, the captain of the Korean national team, is a player who excelled in football in his native country.”
The BBC on the 5th sheds light on the meaning of captain Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham), who led Bentuho to the round of 16 in the Qatar World Cup, to Korean football fans.
The BBC summarized the reaction of the fans he met in Qatar and evaluated, “Son Heung-min is respected as a star, an idol or a superhero. Behind him, he has the hope of a nation.”
One fan told the BBC, “Son Heung-min is more famous than American pop diva Beyoncé,” and another fan said, “Thank you Son Heung-min, I’m proud to be Korean.”
The broadcast pointed out that Son Heung-min’s name was always embedded in the fans’ uniforms during the group stage, and when Son Heung-min appeared on the big screen in the first match against Uruguay, the stadium full of cheers.
In particular, attention was paid to the dramatic narrative of returning to the ground wearing a protective pad despite a facial injury before the World Cup.
The BBC said, “I suffered a cut around my left eye during a match against Marseille in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), and many Koreans were worried about the possibility of taking part in The World Cup.” I joined wearing a black guard,” he explained.
Son Heung-min also presented the achievements he has achieved while wearing the Taegeuk mark.
He scored 35 goals in 107 A matches (matches between national teams).
The BBC, who achieved this record, pointed out that “No Korean player has scored more goals than Son Heung-min in the World Cup.”
Son Heung-min has scored three goals in two consecutive World Cup tournaments. Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan (retired) are the closest Korean players ever.
Son Heung-min, who had yet to taste a goal in Qatar, led the national team to dramatic progress to the round of 16 with a valuable assist instead.
In the third group match against Portugal, after advancing with one dribble for several tens of meters in extra time in the second half, he gave a great pass to Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), helping to turn the game around 2 -1. .
Thanks to this last pass, Bentuho, who took 3 points, defeated Uruguay and took second place in Group H.
The BBC described the situation at the time, saying, “Son Heung-min threw off his defense and knelt down. Tears streamed down his face, overwhelmed with emotion.”
After the match, Son Heung-min explained the meaning of the tears, saying, “I was very happy to know how hard the players worked and to see them up close than anyone else, so I was think they deserve to go to a higher level. situation.”
The BBC said that Son Heung-min is a symbol of hope that encourages Koreans.
The broadcast said, “Opponent Brazil in the round of 16 is a favorite for the championship, but Korean football fans believe there is a chance if there is a star in his home country, Son Heung-min.”
“Unlike Brazil, where there are many stars, it is clear who the star is in Korea,” he added.
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