Kim Jin-su, Asian Games Juniors Should go Overseas

‘Orbital Fracture Recovery’ Kim Jin-su, “Heading is Still Scary… AG Juniors Should go Overseas”

Regarding the noise surrounding Klinsmann, “The players have no doubts and trust each other well.”

“I’m still a little scared when I head the ball.”

Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk), a veteran defender of the national soccer team led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann, met with reporters ahead of the convocation training for the October A match held at the Paju National Team Training Center (NFC) on the afternoon of the 11th and said, “I’m still a little scared.” 카지노사이트

He confessed that he still had a fear of injury.

The national team will play a friendly match with Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th, and then face Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium four days later at 8 p.m. on the 17th.

Kim Jin-su started as a left fullback in a friendly match against El Salvador last June, but the right side of his face swelled significantly after colliding with Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) in the first half, and he was eventually replaced by Park Gyu-hyeon (Dinamo Dresden) in the 13th minute of the second half and left the field.

At that time, Kim Jin-su went to the hospital and was diagnosed with an orbital fracture, which means his cheekbone and jawbone were broken, and he was put on the operating table.

After recovering, he was called back by Coach Klinsmann, but he has not yet been able to shake off the aftereffects of his injury.

Jinsu Kim said cautiously, "I'm still a little scared of heading.

Since I'm always in a position of competing with the header, I'm worried about getting hit in the elbow or face by the ball."

He then carefully traced his surgical site with his fingertips and explained, "I can still feel the fixing pin with my hand.

I imagine how much it would hurt if I hit it," and added, "I thought about wearing a mask more, but it blocked my view a lot, so I decided it would be better to take it off." did.

It was also compared to the case of Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who suffered a left orbital fracture after colliding with an opponent during a game last season and played the game wearing a mask after surgery.

Kim Jin-su said, "Compared to (Son) Heung-min, my mask was larger because my cheekbones were broken at the same time, so I couldn't see much of the area," and added, "I even thought about using the mask that Heung-min wore."

Regarding the negative public opinion surrounding Coach Klinsmann's traveling abroad and working from home, he said of the unwavering internal atmosphere, saying, "Many people criticized it from the outside, but inside, the players have no doubts and trust each other well."

Regarding Klinsmann's poor performance, Kim Jin-su said, "It was the result of us not performing well on the field so far," and added, "If we change the result, we will be able to prepare well for next year's Qatar Asian Cup and the second round of the 2026 North and Central America World Cup next month."

“It will be possible,” he predicted.

As he has been in charge of the left defense of the Korean national soccer team for 10 years, starting with the 2013 East Asian Cup, he is now conscious of his role as a senior member of the team.

“It seems like it’s been a long time since I came to the national team, but every time I come, it feels new and honorable,” said Kim Jin-su.

“Of course, I have gained a lot of responsibility.

Now that I really don’t have many seniors, I know what to do when I’m not on the field or playing games.”

“I will do what I can,” he said.

To the juniors who returned after winning the gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, he praised them, saying, "Our players achieved great results in the Asian Games," and "Rather than singling out one player, all players did well."

He also actively encouraged his juniors to advance overseas.

Kim Jin-su, who received military service benefits after winning a gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games while playing for Hoffenheim, Germany, said, "It may depend on the circumstances of each player's team, but I think it is right for them to go overseas at a young age."

He continued, “This is a really good opportunity for Korean soccer to grow and develop further with the help of those around us and the efforts of the players.”

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