Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) from Chuncheon, ‘the ace of Korean soccer’, has been recognized as an Asian football legend.
On the 13th (Korean time), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) unveiled the ‘Previous AFC Asian Cup Dream 11’ selected through fan voting on its homepage. Son Heung-min was named along with Korean football legend ‘Eternal Libero’ Hong Myung-bo, Ulsan Hyundai head coach, and ‘Eternal Captain’ Park Ji-seong, Jeonbuk Hyundai technical director.
Son Heung-min has played in the Asian Cup three times so far. In the 2011 Qatar tournament, where he first participated as a teenager, he came in third place, and in the 2015 Australian tournament, where he grew up as an ace, he scored three goals and led Korea to second place.
The UAE tournament in 2019, which he participated in after growing into a world-class player, is a tournament that leaves much to be desired. At that time, Son Heung-min belatedly joined the national team ahead of the match against China in the third group stage. This is because he decided to miss the first two matches of his Asian Cup group stage as a condition of receiving permission from Tottenham to participate in the 2018 Asian Games.
As a result, Son Heung-min played in the Asian Cup after digesting the Tottenham schedule a little more. However, after playing full-time in the league game, he had a hard time managing his condition, such as starting the game against China two days later, and Korea packed up early after being caught by Qatar in the quarterfinals.
Korea aims to win the Qatar Asian Cup in January 2024 for the first time in 64 years. Son Heung-min, who is still active as Korea’s captain and ace, is expected to play a key role in this tournament as well.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Al Deayea of Saudi Arabia was selected as the goalkeeper for this list, and Hong Myung-bo, Yuto Nagatomo, Yuji Nakazawa (above Japan), and Mehdi Madavikia (Iran) were chosen by the fans as the four defenders. The three midfielders were filled by Park Ji-sung, Honda Keisuke and Nakamura Shunsuke (Japan), and the strikers Son Heung-min, Ali Daei (Iran) and Tim Cahill (Australia) filled the three positions.메이저사이트
By country, Japan had the most with 4, followed by Korea with 3, Iran with 2, and Saudi Arabia and Australia with 1 each. These five countries are all countries that have won the Asian Cup.