The friendship between Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) and Kubo Takefusa (22, Real Sociedad) continues.
The South Korean national soccer team, coached by Jürgen Klinsmann, lost 0-1 to Peru in an A-match trial at the Busan Asiad Stadium at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
With Son Heung-min sidelined due to hernia surgery, Lee Kang-in stepped up to the plate. Lee showed off his ability to break pressure with spectacular dribbling at every critical juncture. The Peruvian defense made several tough tackles, causing Lee to fall to the ground. Lee sent in several sharp crosses, but Oh Hyun-gyu and Cho Kyu-sung were unable to finish them off.
After the game, Coach Klinsmann said, “Lee Kang-in is already a famous player in South America. South American players watch the Spanish La Liga a lot. We actively played a cooperative defense with Lee Kang-in,” he said, adding that Lee struggled with 메이저사이트 the opponent’s strong pressure.
On the 15th, Japan defeated El Salvador 6-0. Kubo had a goal and two assists. Japan and South Korea switch opponents. Japan will face Peru on Tuesday at the Suita Panasonic Stadium.
Gubo, who is known as “Lee Kang-in’s best friend,” watched Lee play against Peru. “I watched the highlights because my friend Lee Kang-in was there. Peru played pretty rough. There were several scenes of Lee Kang-in falling down. In a good way, Peru played a strong defense,” he said.
Ahn Hyun-beom, who made his A-Match debut against Peru, was ruled out due to a shoulder injury. With Peru’s rough play, there was always a risk of injury. “No matter how hard I try to break the defense, I might get a foul for nothing,” Gubo said. To be honest, I was afraid that I could get injured,” he said, adding that he was wary of Peru.