“A friend who risked his life”… ‘Bentuho Coach’ Choi Tae-wook, what is the story of being surprised by Son Heung-min?
‘Bentuho Coach’ Choi Tae-wook (42) expressed surprise at the mental power of ‘Bentuho Captain’ Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham Hotspur). He expressed surprise at Son Heung-min, who showed tremendous fighting spirit despite his facial fracture injury.
Lee Chun-su’s best friend, Choi Tae-wook, who until recently served as the coach of the Korean national team for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, appeared on Lee Chun-soo’s YouTube channel, ‘Chun-soo Lee’, which was released on the 21st.
At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Korea reached the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. However, they went through numerous crises before reaching the round of 16. In particular, ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min’s orbital fracture injury ahead of the Qatar World Cup was a big crisis for Bentuho.
Son Heung-min suffered an orbital fracture injury during an aerial contest with opposing defender Chancel Mbemba in the match against Olympique Marseille in the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League Group D match against Olympique Marseille in November last year. He ended up on the operating table.
Nevertheless, Son Heung-min joined Qatar. He practiced wearing a black mask and played full-time against Uruguay.
Son Heung-min finally delivered an assist to Hwang Hee-chan in extra time in the second half of the match against Portugal 1-1 in the third match of the group stage. 스포츠토토 With Son Heung-min’s performance, Bentoho completed the legend of the round of 16.
In a conversation with Chun-Soo Lee, coach Choi Tae-wook said, “(Son) Heung-min suffered a facial injury at the most important time.” I have no choice but to avoid it,” he explained about Son Heung-min’s injury situation, which was dizzy at the time.
He then expressed surprise at Son Heung-min’s mental strength, saying, “It’s a situation where I can’t fight properly, but what’s great about Son Heung-min is that he wasn’t afraid even when training.”
Coach Tae-wook Choi also said, “I thought that his performance would not come out because of an injury. But Heung-min is a friend who risked his life for the (World Cup) game. He is a friend with great mental strength.” There is only Min. It is not easy to pass in the crotch between defenders,” he praised Son Heung-min.