The South Korean national soccer team is considered the strongest ever. If this continues, the team will be able to lift the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup championship for the first time in 64 years, and the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) will also be expected to make it to the quarterfinals or higher.
The FIFA rankings announced on Monday are at 23rd (1,550.65p), slightly lower than Japan’s at 17th (1,620.19p), but the mood of the team is rising more than ever. It is no exaggeration to say that the team is the golden generation in the 21st century in the history of soccer. In the 20th century, Cha Bum-keun played in the German Bundesliga and elevated the nation’s status, but now there are even Korean players who are active in major leagues in Europe.
◆The national team itself is a legion of stars, and the overall ransom is hundreds of billions of dollars
It is impressive to see the face of the Korean national team. It has more than 10 players who are playing overseas. As of Friday, Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), who was the top scorer in the English Premier League, ranks fourth with 11 goals, and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) ranks sixth with 10 goals. Lee Kang-in is showing great performance by scoring his first goal at Paris Saint-Germain, the best team in the French league.
Kim Min-jae, the highest paid soccer player in Korea, also plays a pivotal role in defense and ball distribution for Bayern Munich, the best team in the German Bundesliga. The four players are paid as much as 200 billion won. 랭크카지노
In addition, Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwhelan), Hwang In-beom (Zvezda), Lee Jae-sung (Mints), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), Song Bum-keun (Shonanbelmare), Yang Hyun-joon, who recently moved to Scotland’s prestigious Celtic, and Lee Ji-soo, who moved to Brandford in the Premier League, were also on the national team list.
Jürgen Klisman, a German national team coach, announced the final roster for the Asian Cup on the 28th, saying, “It’s a time to be proud of Korean soccer fans,” adding, “Korea is a favorite to win, and I will bring the result of winning by matching the ‘puzzle’ well in the future.”
◆ Is it a parallel theory between Hwang Sun-hong and Son Heung-min, Hong Myung-bo and Kim Min-jae?
The current national soccer team is not just complete. Hwang Sun-hong and Hong Myung-bo, who led the semi-final myth as the core of offense and defense during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, may have led to parallel theories of Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae.
In fact, Hwang Sun-hong (attack nucleus) and Hong Myung-bo (defense nucleus) showed enough to serve as good role models for all aspiring soccer players in Korea.
It is not too much to say that Son Heung-min took over striker Hwang Sun-hong’s sense of goal and developed further into a world-class goalscorer. Thanks to Hong Myung-bo, the “forever libero,” Kim Min-jae, the “commander of the rear,” was born. All four players have in common is a good charisma on the ground. He has skills and character that other players cannot help but follow.
For this reason, Hwang and Hong are enjoying their life as leaders. Son Heung-min took over as captain of a prestigious Premier League club, and Kim Min-jae moved to prestigious Bayern Munich after leading his team Napoli to a championship in Serie A in Italy.
There are also some differences in the parallel theory. Hwang and Hong showed good harmony as they boasted perfect harmony during their career, but Son and Kim Min-jae were good commanders at the front and back, respectively, but there were matches where they were confused whether the sun was one or two on the ground to the extent that other players did not know who to follow. The important thing is the conviction that the two players will become one and rewrite Korean soccer history.
Meanwhile, since the establishment of the national team in 1948, the Korean soccer team has reached the World Cup finals 11 times, including the quarterfinals of the 1948 London Olympics, the round of 16 at the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, and the semifinals of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, with 31 points.